Risky vs Reckless - What's the difference?

risky | reckless |


As adjectives the difference between risky and reckless

is that risky is dangerous, involving risks while reckless is careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.

risky

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Dangerous, involving risks.
  • Investing in this start-up company could be risky .

    Synonyms

    * hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms

    * riskless, safe

    reckless

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
  • Indifferent to danger or the consequences.
  • Antonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * recklessness

    Anagrams

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