What does cautious mean?

Definitions for cautious
ˈkɔ ʃəscau·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautiousadjective

    people who are fearful and cautious

    "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

  2. cautiousadjective

    showing careful forethought

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

  3. cautious, conservativeadjective

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

Wiktionary

  1. cautiousadjective

    careful; using or exercising caution; tentative

    He took a few cautious steps out the door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cautiousadjective

    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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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

Examples of cautious in a Sentence

  1. Claude Garbo:

    I prefer to be cautious and protect my father rather than give him a vaccine about which we still know little, he risks catching the virus but it would be like any other disease.

  2. Zareen Khan:

    If anyone doesn’t want to get vaccinated, we will let them go, it’s terrible, but we need people to understand this is serious. It’s better to be cautious than to be sorry.

  3. Gerard Araud:

    Foreign governments are now more than ever convinced that you have to be cautious with Trump, because will he make the call public. And he is totally unpredictable.

  4. De Jong:

    I don't want to go too far down the path to suggesting something is imminent or a particular amount. We'd be cautious about that.

  5. Philip Petursson:

    At this point I would say you'd still want to be cautious on the miners as well as the energy sector, i think the pop today is really in relation to China and expectations of continued stimulus. How much that helps to prop up the metals is subject to pretty wide debate. We're still in a supply glut situation.

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