carelessly vs incautiously what difference

what is difference between carelessly and incautiously

English

Etymology

careless +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɛɹləsli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɛələsli/

Adverb

carelessly (comparative more carelessly, superlative most carelessly)

  1. Giving the appearance of carelessness; relaxedly.
    The papers were carelessly strewn on the table.
  2. Done without care or attention; inattentively.
    Distracted by the salesperson, he carelessly read the contract.

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English

Etymology

incautious +‎ -ly

Adverb

incautiously (comparative more incautiously, superlative most incautiously)

  1. In an incautious manner; with a lack of caution.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Volume II, Chapter 13,[1]
      His behaviour to herself could now have had no tolerable motive; he had either been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying his vanity by encouraging the preference which she believed she had most incautiously shewn.
    • 1914, Theodore Roosevelt, Through the Brazilian Wilderness, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Chapter 2, p. 41,[2]
      [] the piranhas habitually attack things much larger than themselves. They will snap a finger off a hand incautiously trailed in the water []
    • 2008, Jewel L. Spangler, Virginians Reborn: Anglican monopoly, Evangelical dissent, and the rise of the Baptists in the late Eighteenth Century, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Chapter 2, p. 43,[3]
      The parson explained that the dissenters were insufficiently grounded in religious learning, inappropriately eager to administer the sacraments without his help or sanction, and incautiously emotional in their worship.

Antonyms

  • cautiously

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