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incautious Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective lacking in caution
    • an incautious remark
    • incautious talk
  2. adjective satellite carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
    • an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs

In*cau"tious adjective
Pref. in- not + cautious: cf. L. incautus.
  1. 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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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