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

Origin of temerarious

1525–35; <Latin temerārius, equivalent to temer(e) blindly, heedlessly + -ārius-ary

Other words from temerarious

  • tem·er·ar·i·ous·ly, adverb
  • tem·er·ar·i·ous·ness, noun

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How to use temerarious in a sentence

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

  • That may have been temerarious, since building material of perfect quality is required when chances are taken.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The Master of the Horse was a young officer of a brave and even temerarious disposition.

    New Arabian Nights | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It seems as though in all that he is doing there is nothing temerarious except the enterprise itself.

    Kosciuszko | Monica Mary Gardner
  • 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