temerarious
adjective Etymology: Latin temerarius, from temere Date: 1532 marked by temerity ; rashly or presumptuously daring <
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temerariously adverbtemerariousness noun

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  • Temerarious — Tem er*a ri*ous, a. [L. temerarius. See {Temerity}.] Unreasonably adventurous; despising danger; rash; headstrong; audacious; reckless; heedless. {Tem er*a ri*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] I spake against temerarious judgment. Latimer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temerarious — index careless, hot blooded, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, impulsive (rash), injudicious, lax …   Law dictionary

  • temerarious — 1530s, from L. temerarius fortuitous, rash, from temere blindly, rashly (see TEMERITY (Cf. temerity)). Related: Temerariously; temerariousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • temerarious — [tem΄ər er′ē əs] adj. [L temerarius < temere: see TEMERITY] reckless; rash temerariously adv …   English World dictionary

  • temerarious — temerariously, adv. temerariousness, n. /tem euh rair ee euhs/, adj. reckless; rash. [1525 35; < L temerarius, equiv. to temer(e) blindly, heedlessly + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • temerarious — adjective /ˌtɛməˈrɛəriəs/ Recklessly daring or bold Syn: audacious See Also: temerity …   Wiktionary

  • temerarious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by unthinking boldness and haste: brash, foolhardy, harum scarum, hasty, headlong, hotheaded, ill considered, impetuous, improvident, impulsive, incautious, madcap, precipitant, precipitate, rash1,… …   English dictionary for students

  • temerarious — [ˌtɛmə rɛ:rɪəs] adjective literary reckless; rash …   English new terms dictionary

  • temerarious — tem·er·ar·i·ous …   English syllables

  • temerarious — tem•er•ar•i•ous [[t]ˌtɛm əˈrɛər i əs[/t]] adj. reckless; rash • Etymology: 1525–35; < L temerārius=temer(e) blindly, heedlessly + ārius ary tem er•ar′i•ous•ly, adv. tem er•ar′i•ous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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