As nouns the difference between incaution and recklessness
is that incaution
is a lack of caution while recklessness
is the state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
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.
* (l), (l) (obsolete)
The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
- His recklessness repeatedly put him in danger.