adjective lacking in caution
- an incautious remark
- incautious talk
adjective satellite carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
- an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs
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.
His rhetorical expressions may easily captivate any incautious reader.
Syn. -- Unwary; indiscreet; inconsiderate; imprudent; impolitic; careless; heedless; thoughtless.
-- In*cau"tious*ly, adv. -- In*cau"tious*ness, n.
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