Cautious and Incautious


Cautious adjective - Having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble.
Usage example: a cautious approach to everyday living

Incautious is an antonym for cautious in careful topic.

Nearby Words: caution, cautiously


Incautious adjective - Not paying or showing close attention especially for the purpose of avoiding trouble.
Usage example: an incautious comment got her in political hot water

Cautious is an antonym for incautious in topics: careless, not careful.

Nearby Word: incautiously
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