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incaution

[in-kaw-shuh n] /ɪnˈkɔ ʃən/
noun
1.
lack of caution; heedlessness; carelessness.
Origin of incaution
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; in-3 + caution
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  • Yet Mr Proctor was not lulled into incaution by this seeming calm.

    The Rector Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Nervousness or incaution on the part of Miss Grayson might betray much.

    Before the Dawn Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • The prohibition in Valencia was directly due to the indiscretion and incaution of Graydon.

    The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins
  • Perhaps she was really frightened, now that her brave attempt to lull me into incaution had failed.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Well, I would appreciate the courtesy more if I could indorse its incaution.

    The Flaw in the Sapphire Charles M. Snyder

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