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incautious

[in-kaw-shuh s] /ɪnˈkɔ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; in-3 + cautious; compare Latin incautus in same sense
Related forms
incautiously, adverb
incautiousness, noun
Synonyms
rash, brash, hotheaded, headstrong.
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  • And the president was really incautious to throw himself into the wolf's mouth.
  • He made clear that the administration isn't being entirely incautious about the risk of fiscal drag on recovery.
  • It would be incautious to view the similarity of real data to the model runs as evidence of the model's validity.
  • Hence, an incautious worker could try to interpret all three as mixing lines.
  • In either case he acted upon his convictions with incautious sincerity and manly courage.
British Dictionary definitions for incautious

incautious

/ɪnˈkɔːʃəs/
adjective
1.
not careful or cautious
Derived Forms
incautiously, adverb
incautiousness, incaution, noun
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Word Origin and History for incautious
adj.

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

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