Definitions for cautious
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people who are fearful and cautious
"whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
showing careful forethought
"reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
"a conservative estimate"
careful; using or exercising caution; tentative
He took a few cautious steps out the door.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from cautus, Lat.
Be cautious of him; for he is sometimes an inconstant lovers because he hath a great advantage. Jonathan Swift.
Cautious is an adjective used to describe someone who is careful to avoid potential problems or dangers, typically by thinking carefully before making decisions or taking actions. This kind of person avoids unnecessary risks or hasty actions and instead opts for thoughtfulness and careful planning.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'cautious' in Adjectives Frequency: #951
The numerical value of cautious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of cautious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew (or what they thought they knew) was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
For us, this environment justifies a more cautious asset allocation stance, we have upgraded government bonds again after being much more cautious on them during most of the second quarter.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
The cautious seldom err.
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- حذر, ورعArabic
- предпазлив, внимателенBulgarian
- সাবধান, সতর্কBengali
- cautelósCatalan, Valencian
- forsigtig, varsomDanish
- behutsam, zaghaft, vorsichtigGerman
- cauteloso, cautoSpanish
- huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
- cùramachScottish Gaelic
- सतर्क, सावधानHindi
- oculato, ritenuto, cautoItalian
- 慎重, 用心深いですJapanese
- tūpato, mohitoMāori
- cauteloso, cuidadosoPortuguese
- внимательный, осторожныйRussian
- oprezan, budan, pažljivSerbo-Croatian
- ساودھان, سترکUrdu
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