incautious

  • 1 Incautious — 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 incautious — index careless, cursory, heedless, hot blooded, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, impulsive (rash) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 incautious — (adj.) 1703, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) + CAUTIOUS (Cf. cautious). Related: Incautiously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 incautious — [adj] not careful any old way*, bold, brash, careless, caught napping*, devilmay care*, fast and loose*, foot in mouth*, hasty, heedless, hotheaded*, ill advised, illjudged, impetuous, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, inconsiderate, indiscreet …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 incautious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ heedless of potential problems or risks. DERIVATIVES incaution noun incautiously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 incautious — [in kô′shəs] adj. not cautious; not careful or prudent; reckless; rash incautiously adv. incautiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 incautious — in|cau|tious [ınˈko:ʃəs US ˈko: ] adj if you are incautious, you do not think about the possible bad results of your actions ▪ incautious remarks ▪ The wine had made her incautious. >incautiously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 incautious — [[t]ɪnkɔ͟ːʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that someone is incautious, you are criticizing them because they do or say something without thinking or planning. [FORMAL] In case you think I was incautious, take a look at the… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 incautious — adjective Date: circa 1703 lacking in caution ; careless < an incautious remark > • incautiously adverb • incautiousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 incautious — adjective /ɪnˈkɑʃəs/ careless, reckless, not exercising proper caution 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 …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 incautious — adjective done or said without thinking about the possible effects, and therefore causing problems: incautious remarks incautiously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 incautious — adjective my uncle s history of incautious behavior is hardly a secret Syn: rash, unwise, careless, heedless, thoughtless, reckless, unthinking, imprudent, misguided, ill advised, ill judged, injudicious, impolitic, unguarded, foolhardy, foolish… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 incautious — incautiously, adv. incautiousness, n. /in kaw sheuhs/, adj. not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless. [1695 1705; IN 3 + CAUTIOUS; cf. L incautus in same sense] Syn. rash, brash, hotheaded, headstrong. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 incautious — Synonyms and related words: asleep, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, goofing off, hubristic, improvident, imprudent, impudent, indiscreet, injudicious, insolent, napping, nodding, off guard, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure, overweening …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 incautious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hasty, reckless, impetuous; see rash . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unwary, careless, rash, reckless, imprudent, impetuous, injudicious, *devil may care, bold, unthinking, impulsive. ANT.: careful, wary, prudent,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 incautious — in|cau|tious [ ın kɔʃəs ] adjective FORMAL done without thinking first or without using good judgment ╾ in|cau|tious|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 incautious — in·cau·tious || ɪn kɔːʃəs adj. careless, rash, hasty, lacking caution …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 incautious — adjective heedless of potential problems or risks. Derivatives incaution noun incautiously adverb incautiousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 incautious — a. 1. Unwary, indiscreet, uncircumspect, imprudent, impolitic. 2. Inconsiderate, thoughtless, careless, heedless, negligent, neglectful, headlong, reckless …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 incautious — adj 1. unwary, unwatchful, unvigi lant, unalert; off guard, unguarded, Inf. asleep on the job, Inf. not on the job, Inf. asleep at the switch or wheel, distracted; unmindful, thoughtless, unthinking, unthoughtful, inattentive, inadvertent,… …

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