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Meaning of INCAUTIOUS

Pronunciation:  in'koshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  displaying or feeling no wariness; "an unguarded remark"; "spilled the beans in an incautious moment"
  2. [adj]  without out proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs"
  3. [adj]  lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"
 

INCAUTIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: brainish, careless, hotheaded, impetuous, impulsive, madcap, tearaway(a), unguarded, unwary
 
 Antonyms: cautious
 
 See Also: adventuresome, adventurous

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*cau"tious\, a. [Pref. in- not + cautious: cf. L.
incautus.]
Not cautious; not circumspect; not attending to the
circumstances on which safety and interest depend; heedless;
careless; as, an incautious step; an incautious remark.



   You . . . incautious tread On fire with faithless embers
   overspread.                                 --Francis.

   His rhetorical expressions may easily captivate any
   incautious reader.                          --Keill.

Syn: Unwary; indiscreet; inconsiderate; imprudent; impolitic;
     careless; heedless; thoughtless. -- {In*cau"tious*ly},
     adv. -- {In*cau"tious*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asleep, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, goofing off, hubristic, improvident, imprudent, impudent, indiscreet, injudicious, insolent, napping, nodding, off-guard, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure, overweening, rash, sleeping, temerarious, unalert, uncautious, unchary, unguarded, unprepared, unready, unvigilant, unwary, unwatchful
 

 

 

 

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