- Incautious In*cau"tious, a. [Pref. in- not + cautious: cf. L.
Not cautious; not circumspect; not attending to the
circumstances on which safety and interest depend; heedless;
careless; as, an incautious step; an incautious remark.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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