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  • adv. In an incautious manner; with a lack of caution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an incautious manner; unwarily; heedlessly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without caution or prudence


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  • Bob, impressing upon him all my arrangements, in case of contingencies requiring an alteration in my original plan; for, as soon as we were fairly at work, everything would have to be done, as far as possible, in absolute silence, and I did not wish to leave any explanations for a moment when, perhaps, a single word incautiously uttered might lead to our betrayal.

    For Treasure Bound

  • Immediately the mutiny had been put down Jack Stilwell had stolen away and rejoined the soldiers forward; and although there was much wonder among the men as to how the affair had been discovered, none suspected him of having betrayed them, and believed that the officers must have been warned by some word incautiously let drop in their hearing.

    The Bravest of the Brave — or, with Peterborough in Spain

  • It has been used, for example, against those who refer too incautiously to the civilian carnage visited upon Gaza and Lebanon by the Israeli Defence Forces.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • In addition, Mr. Safdie has incautiously stackied the dramatic deck in favor of Shlaminger's adversaries.

    Not in My Front Yard

  • Assuming that appeals to providential history have been successfully banished from the repertoire of secular progressivism, surely the same ban must apply to the religious thought from which progressives once unconsciously and incautiously borrowed.

    Afterword: Secularism, Cosmopolitanism, and Romanticism

  • "Gussie --" I began incautiously, but he interrupted.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • There was some discussion about when it was in the charts, a search was duly performed, and someone incautiously clicked the last line on the screen which was, of course, a Pr0n site.

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • Meanwhile, Hart had incautiously struck up a friendship with William C.


  • Beatty would never have behaved as incautiously as Hart did in similar circumstances, inviting the storm that broke over his friend.


  • If Hazard had any “candid advisers,” Washington wrote Jay, “they ought to counsel him to wipe away the aspersions he has incautiously brought upon a good cause.”

    The King's Best Highway


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