Incautiousness
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]

You . . . incautious tread On fire with faithless embers overspread. --Francis. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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