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 for incautious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incautious \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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           You . . . incautious tread
           On fire with faithless embers overspread. --Francis.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  incautious
      adj 1: lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious
             talk" [ant: cautious]
      2: carelessly failing to exercise proper caution; "an incautious
         step sent her headlong down the stairs"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "incautious":
     asleep, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, goofing off, hubristic,
     improvident, imprudent, impudent, indiscreet, injudicious,
     insolent, napping, nodding, off-guard, overbold, overcareless,
     overconfident, oversure, overweening, rash, sleeping, temerarious,
     unalert, uncautious, unchary, unguarded, unprepared, unready,
     unvigilant, unwary, unwatchful
  
  

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