In·cau·tious a. 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.
adv : without caution or prudence; "one unfortunately sees
historic features carelessly lost when estates fall
into unsympathetic hands" [syn: carelessly] [ant: cautiously,