American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not cautious; rash.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not cautious; unwary; not circumspect; heedless.
- Synonyms Indiscreet, imprudent, impolitic, uncircumspect, inconsiderate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not cautious; not circumspect; not attending to the circumstances on which safety and interest depend; heedless; careless.
- adj. lacking in caution
- adj. carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
- negative in- + cautious (Wiktionary)
“But hypervigilance isn't a fun state of mind, and blaming rape victims for their "incautious" behavior is tantamount to telling people that it is ALWAYS better to be "safe" than "sorry.”
“Well, I also have studied anthropological questions in my time; and I feel bound to remark, that this assertion of Professor Virchow's appears to me to be a typical example of the kind of incautious over-statement which he so justly reprehends.”
“incautious" for giving in at once to the spirit doctrine.”
“It's a small thing, but it's in small, incautious moments that someone's character is revealed (for the big ones, we're more cautious: people are watching, after all).”
“Traffic can be very, very heavy, especially on highways leading to beaches, and drunk or at best, inexperienced and/or incautious driving is common.”
“In London, Wingate continued working feverishly through everyone he knew, including Weizmann and Ben Gurion who were much more phlegmatic and less impetuous and incautious than he, to get a Jewish Army into action.”
“In London, Wingate continued working feverishly through everyone he knew, including Weizmann and Ben Gurion who were much more phlegmatic and less impetuous and incautious than he, to get a Jewish Army into action.â¨”
“If Mr. BENTON has been so incautious as to include his false SEAL claims in his Job”
“In season, certainly in the tequila state of Jalisco, the incautious may select from a roadside array of gallons of the national drink, cheap to buy and guaranteed eventually to kill or maim.”
“Alex Vaughan's headstrong Mortimer provides an incautious counterpoint to Dudley's slipperiness; his expressions of ardor for the off-limits Mary are so reckless that some in the audience may find his audacious cheerleading a laughing matter.”
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