[in-kaw-shuh n]


lack of caution; heedlessness; carelessness.

Origin of incaution

First recorded in 1705–15; in-3 + caution Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incaution

Historical Examples of incaution

  • 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.

  • 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