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Related to incautiousness: be cautious


Not cautious; rash.

in·cau′tious·ly adv.
in·cau′tious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incautiousness - the trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
carelessness, sloppiness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains
unwariness - the trait of not being cautious and watchful
imprudence - a lack of caution in practical affairs


Foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger:
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(inˈkoːʃəs) adjective
acting or done without thinking; not cautious. an incautious action/remark/person.
inˈcautiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
This is strange indeed, when your eyes have been reproaching them every day for incautiousness."
It was a thousand pities, indeed; it was impossible for even an enemy to feel otherwise on looking at Tess as she sat there, with her flower-like mouth and large tender eyes, neither black nor blue nor grey nor violet; rather all those shades together, and a hundred others, which could be seen if one looked into their irises--shade behind shade--tint beyond tint--around pupils that had no bottom; an almost standard woman, but for the slight incautiousness of character inherited from her race.
Even the Parliamentary Labour Party, in a rare fit of incautiousness, took up the cause without any foot-dragging.