incautious incautious

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking in caution
  2. (adj) carelessly failing to exercise proper caution

Usage(s):

  1. Irked by his incautious partner, Martin tries to pound some sense into Grandgil only to be tossed around like an Apache dancer.
  2. Irked by his incautious partner, Martin tries to pound some sense into Grandgil only to be tossed around like an Apache dancer.
  3. He is best known, however, for an incautious remark made in 1947 when as Fuel Minister he was trying to persuade Britons to burn less coal for heating bath water.

News

  • Kirby: Lifelong pyromaniac vows to avoid fire on July 4th

    Last month, I spoke at the Utah State Firemen’s Association convention in Park City. Several hundred firefighters gathered in a large hall to hear what an incautious idiot had to say for himself. An apology wasn’t included in my remarks. However, I’d like to go on record with one here and now. I’d also like to make a promise. But first, allow me to explain. I have the distinction of being one of ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. "As I absorbed the opinions, I concluded that some were deeply flawed: sloppily reasoned, overbroad, and incautious in asserting extraordinary constitutional authorities on behalf of the President," Goldsmith writes, referring to Justice...
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Jack Goldsmith Source: Washington Post

  2. "The Vice President was concerned. He felt badly, obviously. On the other hand, he was not careless or incautious or violate any of the (rules). He did not do anything he wasn't supposed to do," Cheney adviser Mary Matalin told The Washington Post.
    on Feb 12, 2006 By: Mary Matalin Source: Hindu

  3. As the indomitable Molly Ivins yesterday wrote in Cheney Shoots a Texas Liberal, "Cheney adviser Mary Matalin said of her boss, 'He was not careless or incautious [and did not] violate of any of the [rules]. He didn't do anything he wasn't supposed...
    on Feb 14, 2006 By: Molly Ivins Source: Online Journal

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