• (British) IPA: /ɪnˈkɔːʃən/

incaution (uncountable)

  1. A lack of caution.
    • 1720, Alexander Pope, translating Homer, The Iliad, Book 23, Adamant 2000, p. 473:
      Lest through incaution failing, thou mayst be / A joy to others, a reproach to me.
    • 2008, "The Maverick Insider", The Guardian, 24 Jan 2008:
      It always felt as though Hain's career, which began so powerfully with his youthful campaigning against apartheid, was going to come unstuck, but through political incaution, not financial incompetence.
Related terms

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary