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incautious adj
1 lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk" [ant: cautious]
2 without out proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs"
3 displaying or feeling no wariness; "an unguarded remark"; "spilled the beans in an incautious moment" [syn: unguarded]

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negative in- + cautious


(US) IPA: /ɪnˈkɑʃəs/


  1. careless, reckless, not exercising proper caution
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      "You might have remained so still," replies Jones, "if you had not been unfortunate, I will venture to say incautious, in the placing your affections.

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