incautious

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adjective in·cau·tious \(ˌ)in-ˈkȯ-shəs\

Definition of incautious

  1. :  lacking in caution :  careless an incautious remark

incautiously

adverb

incautiousness

noun

Examples of incautious in a Sentence

  1. He offended several people with his incautious remarks.

  2. Their incautious behavior is going to get them into trouble someday.

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First Known Use of incautious

circa 1703


INCAUTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

incautious

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Definition of incautious for English Language Learners

  • : not careful about avoiding danger or risk : not cautious


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