Antonyms of adj incautious

2 senses of incautious

Sense 1
incautious (vs. cautious) -- (lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk")

cautious (vs. incautious) -- (showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver")
        => cagey, cagy, chary -- (characterized by great caution and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor")
        => fabian -- (using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy")
        => gingerly -- (with extreme care or delicacy; "they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"; "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White)
        => guarded, restrained -- (prudent; "guarded optimism")
        => overcautious -- (unnecessarily cautious; "sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business")

Sense 2
incautious -- (carelessly failing to exercise proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs")

INDIRECT (VIA careless) -> careful -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")

Similarity of adj incautious

2 senses of incautious

Sense 1
incautious (vs. cautious) -- (lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk")
       => hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway (prenominal), brainish -- (characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic))
          Also See-> adventurous#1, adventuresome#1; careless#1

Sense 2
incautious -- (carelessly failing to exercise proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs")
       => careless (vs. careful) -- (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark")

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