temerarious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj temerarious presumptuously daring "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Temerarious Unreasonably adventurous; despising danger; rash; headstrong; audacious; reckless; heedless. "I spake against temerarious judgment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • temerarious Heedless or careless of consequences; unreasonably venturous; reckless; headstrong; inconsiderate; rash; careless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Temerarious (obs.) rash, reckless
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. temerarius,. See Temerity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. témérité—L. temeritastemere, by chance, rashly.

Usage

In literature:

He wiped them with one temerariously disengaged hand.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
Does it not suppose, that the former judgement was temerarious or negligent?
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Boswell
Antonyms: fearless, unafraid, intrepid, bold, undaunted, temerarious.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Only the most temerarious ever ventured to ask a forecast of Mrs. Owen's plans.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
It seems as though in all that he is doing there is nothing temerarious except the enterprise itself.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
In what was she temerarious?
"The Executioner's Knife" by Eugène Sue
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