incautious


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Related to incautious: cautiousness, be cautious

in·cau·tious

 (ĭn-kô′shəs)
adj.
Not cautious; rash.

in·cau′tious·ly adv.
in·cau′tious·ness n.

incautious

(ɪnˈkɔːʃəs)
adj
not careful or cautious
inˈcautiously adv
inˈcautiousness, inˈcaution n

in•cau•tious

(ɪnˈkɔ ʃəs)

adj.
not cautious; heedless.
[1695–1705; in-3 + cautious; compare Latin incautus in same sense]
in•cau′tious•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
2.incautious - carelessly failing to exercise proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"

incautious

incautious

adjective
Translations
عَديم الحَذَر، غافِل
neopatrný
ubesindiguforsigtig
óvarkár, ógætinn
neatsargumasneatsargus
nepiesardzīgsneuzmanīgs

incautious

[ɪnˈkɔːʃəs] ADJincauto, imprudente

incautious

[ɪnˈkɔːʃəs] adj (= rash) → imprudent(e)

incautious

adj, incautiously

incautious

[ɪnˈkɔːʃəs] adjincauto/a

incautious

(inˈkoːʃəs) adjective
acting or done without thinking; not cautious. an incautious action/remark/person.
inˈcautiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless he ought to be slow to believe and to act, nor should he himself show fear, but proceed in a temperate manner with prudence and humanity, so that too much confidence may not make him incautious and too much distrust render him intolerable.
A start, a fidgety shifting of the position, yes, even a violent sneeze, has been known before now to prove fatal to the incautious, and to nip in the bud many a promising friendship.
Those were slow, silent, often turbid; flowing over beds of mud into which the incautious wader might sink and vanish unawares.
They are not AT LIBERTY to vest in the executive department permanent funds for the support of an army, if they were even incautious enough to be willing to repose in it so improper a confidence.
For four days he had struggled, yelled, and wrenched at the heavy iron bars of his prison without ceasing, and had nearly slain a Lascar incautious enough to come within reach of the great hairy paw.
You might have remained so still," replies Jones, "if you had not been unfortunate, I will venture to say incautious, in the placing your affections.
Whatever was morbid in his mind and experience she ignored; and thereby kept their intercourse healthy, by the incautious, but, as it were, heaven-directed freedom of her whole conduct.
She possessed one of those fearless and incautious dispositions that find gratification in an excess of sensitiveness of feeling, and for whom, also, danger has a certain fascination.
But on they went, not the less merrily for this, and there was the locksmith in the incautious fulness of his heart 'pulling-up' at all manner of places, and evincing a most intimate acquaintance with all the taverns on the road, and all the landlords and all the landladies, with whom, indeed, the little horse was on equally friendly terms, for he kept on stopping of his own accord.
This, perhaps, as he had not shown any previous anxiety about them, was enough to awaken suspicion in the breast of a creature so jealous and distrustful by nature, setting aside any additional impulse to curiosity that he might have derived from Dick's incautious manner.
The bright flashes and the quick reports of a dozen rifles, from the opposite banks of the stream, followed this incautious exposure of his person, and left the unfortunate singing master senseless on that rock where he had been so long slumbering.
In the second place, she was kept away from Welmingham, where she might have set people suspecting and inquiring, by repeating my own incautious words.