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cau·tious

cautious

 
 
pronunciation:
kaw shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: displaying or inclined to show caution; wary; careful.
You should be more cautious in the way you drive.Being a cautious person, she never makes any hasty decisions.The boss is always rather cautious with his remarks to employees.You should be more cautious about giving out information about yourself.The parents are very cautious in hiring babysitters.Her mother told her to be cautious of strangers.
synonyms:
careful, chary, circumspect, guarded, wary
antonyms:
adventuresome, adventurous, daredevil, daring, foolhardy, heedless, impetuous, impulsive, incautious, rash, reckless
similar words:
cagey, discreet, gingerly, on guard, politic, prudent, safe, shy, vigilant, watchful
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derivations: cautiously (adv.), cautiousness (n.)
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