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. Ron Medford:

    I would be cautious.

  2. Confucius:

    The cautious seldom err.

  3. Brian Pow:

    It's a cautious start to the year.

  4. Michael Sprung:

    This is a time to be fairly cautious.

  5. Harry Shann at Logic Investments:

    A cautious mood is prevailing for now.

Images & Illustrations of cautious

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