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- n. A lack of caution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of caution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of caution; heedlessness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
Research is cited that supposedly shows that readers are vulnerable to a kind of cognitive incaution and "must engage in effortful processing to disbelieve the information they encounter in literary narratives."
This was the long and short of his incaution: "There's some evidence that the Spanish authorities are trying to identify the referees … and pay them."
Unfortunately, according to everyone whom Nocera interviewed, with the curmudgeonly exception of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, or Taleb to his cohorts and clients and opponents, this course of what most people would call arrogant incaution was essentially a systemic mandate.
Thus, when an upright man of weak understanding, and unused to express his ideas, is conscious that he has stated either too much or too little — that he has misunderstood the judge, or that the judge has misunderstood him — and revokes, in the spirit of justice, what he has advanced through incaution, he is punished as
We humans by contrast are complacent in our incaution.
It was basically a triple whammy: Housing prices kept falling, oil prices kept rising and both lenders and borrowers grew more cautious after five years of incaution.
And the triple whammy of falling housing prices, rising oil prices and both lenders and borrowers growing more cautious after five years of incaution suggest a combination that may be simply too much even for the impressively resilient U.S. economy.
"You were lulled to incaution by the domestic couple and, prodded by the urgency of escape, you were kind enough to lead us directly to the safe."
Something more happened on Hadrian's Wall, something that led to incaution and treason, and it appears to have centered on the owner of this slave, the lady Valeria.
Seemingly all that had sustained him was the wish for a Republican president to appoint his successor, helping maintain Bannon's conservative legacy; in a rare moment of incaution, conveyed to the press, Bannon had opined at a dinner party that Kerry was "ruthless, intemperate, and qualified only to ruin the Court."