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temerarious

[tem-uh-rair-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. reckless; rash.

Origin of temerarious

1525–35; < Latin temerārius, equivalent to temer(e) blindly, heedlessly + -ārius -ary
Related formstem·er·ar·i·ous·ly, adverbtem·er·ar·i·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for temerarious

Historical Examples

  • "Temerarious" came to him as naturally as to Sir Thomas Browne.

    The Life of Francis Thompson

    Everard Meynell

  • Does it not suppose, that the former judgement was temerarious or negligent?

  • Only the most temerarious ever ventured to ask a forecast of Mrs. Owen's plans.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

    Meredith Nicholson

  • He was suspended from his priestly functions, dressed as a layman, and was temerarious enough to criticise the Syllabus.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • When the guard mounted to his post he was sure he saw a temerarious Yankee in front of him, and hastened to slay him.


Word Origin and History for temerarious

adj.

1530s, from Latin temerarius "fortuitous, rash," from temere "blindly, rashly" (see temerity). Related: Temerariously; temerariousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper