Meaning of temerarious in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtɛməˈrɛːrɪəs/


  • Reckless; rash.

    ‘a young officer of a brave and even temerarious disposition’
    • ‘You're quite right, Jedburgh, I cannot pretend to understand your motives in embarking on such a… temerarious endeavour,’ I snapped, folding my arms crossly.’
    • ‘What you did tonight was half-witted and temerarious.’
    • ‘I have confessed myself a temerarious theologian, and in that passage from boyhood to manhood I ranged widely in my search for some permanently satisfying Truth.’
    • ‘It could do nobody any harm - indeed I thought it a marvellous moral performance, as it punished the culprits and rewarded the virtuous of my dramatis personæ - but it was a temerarious undertaking, as descriptive of manners and situations of which I knew little but by hearsay.’
    • ‘Whether, the attraction of a sexual stimulant was also present as an enticement for the occasional human temerarious, as the modern tradition suggests, remains an open question.’
    reckless, rash, incautious, heedless, unheeding, hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitous, impetuous, impulsive, daredevil, hot-headed


Mid 16th century from Latin temerarius (from temere ‘rashly’) + -ous.