What does cautious mean?

Definitions for cautiousˈkɔ ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cautious.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cautious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cautious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Confucius:

    The cautious seldom err.

  2. Jawaharlal Nehru:

    The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

  3. Frank Fiorina:

    I'm very cautious about when I give her advice. Very cautious.

  4. Hassan Rouhani:

    The budget is drafted with a cautious eye to the oil prices, the current situation demands a more subtle and realistic approach to (the) budget draft.

  5. Finance Director Bernard Delpit:

    The starting point has changed since two to three years ago. It's true the market can say (the forecasts) are more cautious but we will accept being cautious.

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