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(of an action) done without full consideration of the likely consequences:‘a hasty, uncalculated decision’
unintentional, unintended, accidental, unpremeditated, unplanned, unmeant, innocent, uncalculated, unconscious, unthinking, unwitting, involuntaryView synonyms
- ‘While he has invested in public and private companies in Ireland and overseas, he does not take uncalculated risks.’
- ‘A speed camera might catch speeders, might stop some accidents, but it will not stop people from taking uncalculated, dangerous risks.’
- ‘His age and the isolated and uncalculated nature of his offences counted in his favour but he can still consider himself fortunate to be a free man.’
- ‘What saves him is sincerity and uncalculated emotion.’
- ‘The whole thing had been completely improvised and uncalculated.’
- ‘Joe's actions at the rescue are impulsive, uncalculated, and even noble.’
- ‘Its studies have increasingly pointed to the uncalculated risks of exposure to lawn-care chemicals.’
- ‘I took a chance, an uncalculated risk without knowing what the reactions would be.’
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