Definition of incautious in English:

incautious

Line breaks: in|cau¦tious
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɔːʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

incaution

noun
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  • Because it can be used to justify both precaution and incaution, it can also be used to plead either necessity (we have no choice) or discretion (we have to make a choice), or both, depending on the circumstances.
  • Kokokda had been quite good, very fast and strong, but much too full of bravado and incaution.
  • If the secret is corroborated or if there is proof that a professed strategic direction may be an actual one, then the good strategist uses the enemy's incaution as a gift of knowledge.

incautiously

adverb
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  • At a dinner party in New York once, when conversation got around to what we would like to have been doing if fate hadn't directed us into doing what we did, I incautiously said I would like to have been an actor.
  • I cannot overlook the fact that he is a man of 77 and may, during the course of his evidence, on occasion have said things incautiously.
  • He admitted that we had been too democratic, but was afraid that we should incautiously run to the other extreme.

incautiousness

noun
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  • Anyway, I was interested in what Margaret Drabble thought and felt and rather admired her incautiousness.
  • Investors in growing enterprises have repented of their boom-era zeal and incautiousness, and are now subjecting every deal to microscopic scrutiny.

Origin

mid 17th century: on the pattern of Latin incautus.

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