cautious

[kaw-shuhs]
adjective
showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.

Origin:
1630–40; cauti(on) + -ous

cautiously, adverb
cautiousness, noun
hypercautious, adjective
hypercautiously, adverb
hypercautiousness, noun
supercautious, adjective
ultracautious, adjective
ultracautiously, adverb
ultracautiousness, noun
uncautious, adjective
uncautiously, adverb
uncautiousness, noun


prudent, guarded, wary, chary, circumspect, watchful, vigilant. See careful.
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cautious (ˈkɔːʃəs)
 
adj
showing or having caution; wary; prudent
 
'cautiously
 
adv
 
'cautiousness
 
n

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cautious
c.1640, from caution + -ous. Related: Cautiously.
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Example sentences for Cautiousness
A negative cautiousness stands for reckless action, imprudence, immoderation.
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