Definition of Cautious

1. Noun. People who are fearful and cautious. "Whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

Exact synonyms: Timid
Generic synonyms: People
Antonyms: Brave



2. Adjective. Showing careful forethought. "A cautious driver"

3. Adjective. Avoiding excess. "A conservative estimate"
Exact synonyms: Conservative
Similar to: Moderate

Definition of Cautious

1. a. 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.

Definition of Cautious

1. Adjective. careful; using or exercising caution; tentative ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cautious

1. exercising prudence to avoid danger [adj]

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Literary usage of Cautious

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"IN a. firm, though cautious tone, Elinor thus began— " I should be undeserving of the confidence you have honoured me with, if I felt no desire for its ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"... Imperial Crown from the Pontiff of his own making, Lanfranc again uses the most cautious language, cautious and declines to commit himself either way. ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"meaning of your introducing us to the few), do ye «bo are seated here ¡u congress pursue a «till moro cautious method. For do not ye, cither, ..."

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