What does cautious mean?

Definitions for cautious
ˈkɔ ʃəscau·tious

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"

Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce cautious?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say cautious in sign language?

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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. 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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