Definitions for cautiousˈkɔ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cau•tious*ˈkɔ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. showing, using, or characterized by caution.

* Syn: See careful.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautious(adj)

    people who are fearful and cautious

    "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

  2. cautious(adj)

    showing careful forethought

    "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"

  3. cautious, conservative(adj)

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cautious(adjective)ˈkɔ ʃəs

    using care to avoid risks

    a cautious driver; cautious about talking to the press; We looked out cautiously from the doorway.


  1. cautious(Adjective)

    careful; using or exercising caution; tentative

    He took a few cautious steps out the door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cautious(adj)

    attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cautious' in Adjectives Frequency: #951

Translations for cautious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having or showing caution; careful

She used to trust everyone but she's more cautious now; a cautious driver.

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