precautious

[pri-kaw-shuhs]
adjective
using or displaying precaution: a precautious reply; a precautious person.

Origin:
1705–15; precauti(on) + -ous

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precaution (prɪˈkɔːʃən)
 
n
1.  an action taken to avoid a dangerous or undesirable event
2.  caution practised beforehand; circumspection
 
[C17: from French, from Late Latin praecautiō, from Latin praecavēre to guard against, from prae before + cavēre to beware]
 
pre'cautionary
 
adj
 
pre'cautional
 
adj
 
pre'cautious
 
adj

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Owing lo precautious taken by the police to pre serve order there was no disturbance.
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