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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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. Alvin Tan:

    The Chinese measures haven't really restored confidence. The market turmoil is not over. And under such risk averse condition, the yen and the euro will continue to be supported, in the short term, the dollar is likely to underperform the euro and the yen. We also expect the Fed to be very cautious about raising rates.

  2. Neil Mellor:

    Though the latest headlines are definitely not positive for global trade, risk appetite is broadly firm across the board as investors are of the view it might force the ECB and the Fed to take a cautious approach.

  3. Jerome Schupp:

    All problems are still in front of us after the Brexit vote... and investors will remain cautious before the earnings season starts in a few days.

  4. Shannon Stemm:

    We’re still a bit cautious given the backdrop is very favorable now, they hit the 10 percent target in a really good time (for the market). How feasible is that when markets do pull back?

  5. Marie Menke:

    If a woman is 26 years old, [ not ovulating ] for the last three years after she started eating unhealthy in college and became 10 pounds heavier, then I might say,' try this first ; don't go straight to IVF.' But I'd be cautious to wait a year on a diet if a woman is 40 years old. That would make me a little bit worried.

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