incautious

[ in-kaw-shuhs ]
/ ɪnˈkɔ ʃəs /

adjective

not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless.

Nearby words

  1. incarnation,
  2. incarvillea,
  3. incas,
  4. incase,
  5. incaution,
  6. ince,
  7. incendiarism,
  8. incendiary,
  9. incense,
  10. incense cedar

Origin of incautious

1695–1705; in-3 + cautious; compare Latin incautus in same sense

Related formsin·cau·tious·ly, adverbin·cau·tious·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for incautious

incautious

/ (ɪnˈkɔːʃəs) /

adjective

not careful or cautious
Derived Formsincautiously, adverbincautiousness or incaution, noun

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Word Origin and History for incautious

incautious

adj.

1703, from in- (1) + cautious. Related: Incautiously.

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