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incautious

[ in-kaw-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless.

    Synonyms: headstrong, hotheaded, brash, rash



incautious

/ ɪnˈkɔːʃəs /

adjective

  1. not careful or cautious


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Derived Forms

  • inˈcautiousness, noun
  • inˈcautiously, adverb
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Other Words From

  • in·cautious·ly adverb
  • in·cautious·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of incautious1

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

After all, the heaviest attacks on Hagel were directed at his views on Israel and his incautious comments about its supporters.

In an incautious moment, influenced by the idea of saving her bread-and-butter, Mrs Pike gave up the key.

They feared she might be incautious, and for that reason Oberg made the villainous suggestion of the yachting trip.

Those were slow, silent, often turbid; flowing over beds of mud into which the incautious wader might sink and vanish unawares.

Or, was the peace only a prelude to the massacre—a skilfully devised snare to entrap incautious and credulous enemies?

Rifles flashed, and incautious heads or hands were struck, and somewhere or other the cannon were always muttering.

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