In*cau"tious (?), a. [Pref. in- not + cautious: cf. L. incautus.]

Not cautious; not circumspect; not attending to the circumstances on which safety and interest depend; heedless; careless; as, an incautious step; an incautious remark.

You . . . incautious tread On fire with faithless embers overspread. Francis.

His rhetorical expressions may easily captivate any incautious reader. Keill.

Syn. -- Unwary; indiscreet; inconsiderate; imprudent; impolitic; careless; heedless; thoughtless.

-- In*cau"tious*ly, adv. -- In*cau"tious*ness, n.

 

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