As adjectives the difference between risky and reckless
is that risky
is dangerous, involving risks while reckless
is careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
Dangerous, involving risks.
- Investing in this start-up company could be risky .
* hazardous, dangerous, perilous
* riskless, safe
* (l), (l) (obsolete)
Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
Indifferent to danger or the consequences.