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Incautious vs. Reckless

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Incautiousadjective

careless, reckless, not exercising proper caution.

Recklessadjective

Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.

Incautiousadjective

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 treadOn fire with faithless embers overspread.’; ‘His rhetorical expressions may easily captivate any incautious reader.’;

Recklessadjective

Indifferent to danger or the consequences.

Incautiousadjective

lacking in caution;

‘an incautious remark’; ‘incautious talk’;

Recklessadjective

Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.

Incautiousadjective

without out proper caution;

‘an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs’;

Recklessadjective

Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless.

‘It made the king as reckless as them diligent.’;

Incautiousadjective

displaying or feeling no wariness;

‘an unguarded remark’; ‘spilled the beans in an incautious moment’;

Recklessadjective

marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences;

‘foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker’; ‘became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans’; ‘a reckless driver’; ‘a rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center’;

Recklessadjective

characterized by careless unconcerned;

‘the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes’; ‘reckless squandering of public funds’;

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