Definitions for cautiousˈkɔ ʃəs

This page provides all 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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ron Medford:

    I would be cautious.

  2. Confucius:

    The cautious seldom err.

  3. Brian Pow:

    It's a cautious start to the year.

  4. Harry Shann at Logic Investments:

    A cautious mood is prevailing for now.

  5. Walid Alameddine:

    They are very interested, but very cautious.

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