cautious


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cau·tious

 (kô′shəs)
adj.
1. Showing or practicing caution; careful.
2. Tentative or restrained; guarded: felt a cautious optimism that the offer would be accepted.

cau′tious·ly adv.
cau′tious·ness n.

cautious

(ˈkɔːʃəs)
adj
showing or having caution; wary; prudent
ˈcautiously adv
ˈcautiousness n

cau•tious

(ˈkɔ ʃəs)

adj.
showing, using, or characterized by caution.
[1630–40]
cau′tious•ly, adv.
cau′tious•ness, n.
syn: See careful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cautious - people who are fearful and cautiouscautious - people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
unadventurous - lacking in boldness
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"
2.cautious - avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

cautious

cautious

adjective
Trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error:
Translations
حَذِرحَذِر، مُحْتَرِسورع
внимателенпредпазлив
opatrnýobezřetný
forsigtig
varovainenhuolellinen
oprezanpažljivbudan
óvatos
varfærinn
慎重な
조심하는
previden
försiktig
ระมัดระวัง
thận trọng

cautious

[ˈkɔːʃəs] ADJ (= careful) → cuidadoso; (= wary) → cauteloso, prudente
to make a cautious statementhacer una declaración prudente
to play a cautious gamejugar con mucha prudencia

cautious

[ˈkɔːʃəs] adjprudent(e)

cautious

adjvorsichtig; to play a cautious gameVorsicht walten lassen; to give something a cautious welcomeetw mit Zurückhaltung or verhaltener Zustimmung aufnehmen; cautious optimismvorsichtiger or verhaltener Optimismus

cautious

[ˈkɔːʃəs] adjcauto/a, prudente

caution

(ˈkoːʃən) noun
1. carefulness (because of possible danger etc). Exercise caution when crossing this road.
2. in law, a warning. The policeman gave him a caution for speeding.
verb
to give a warning to. He was cautioned for drunken driving.
ˈcautionary adjective
ˈcautious adjective
having or showing caution; careful. She used to trust everyone but she's more cautious now; a cautious driver.
ˈcautiously adverb

cautious

حَذِر opatrný forsigtig vorsichtig προσεκτικός cauteloso varovainen prudent oprezan prudente 慎重な 조심하는 voorzichtig varsom ostrożny cauteloso осторожный försiktig ระมัดระวัง tedbirli thận trọng 小心的

cautious

a. precavido-a, prudente;
to make a ___ decisionhacer una decisión precavida.
References in classic literature ?
One can also see of two cautious men the one attain his end, the other fail; and similarly, two men by different observances are equally successful, the one being cautious, the other impetuous; all this arises from nothing else than whether or not they conform in their methods to the spirit of the times.
And we were very cautious indeed - more cautious than before, if that were possible - and I for my part never went near Chinks's Basin, except when I rowed by, and then I only looked at Mill Pond Bank as I looked at anything else.
He was that most unpromising of matrimonial material, a shy man with a cautious disposition.
He is a very cautious fellow indeed,' returned Arthur.
We should be extremely cautious in concluding that an organ could not have been formed by transitional gradations of some kind.
And when a Woman is invisible, or visible only as a dim sub-lustrous point, how difficult must it be, even for the most cautious, always to avoid collision!
She disliked this cautious weighing of consequences, instead of an ardent faith in efforts of justice and mercy, which would conquer by their emotional force.
As we grew older and heavier we found we had to be more cautious in dropping, but at that age our bodies were all strings and springs and we could do anything.
The cautious Baron listens--but gives no positive opinion, as yet.
Though their dialogue was maintained in low and cautious sounds, but little above a whisper, Heyward, who now approached, could easily distinguish the earnest tones of the younger warrior from the more deliberate speeches of his seniors.
A faint light, twinkling from the window of the counting-house on Quilp's wharf, and looking inflamed and red through the night-fog, as though it suffered from it like an eye, forewarned Mr Sampson Brass, as he approached the wooden cabin with a cautious step, that the excellent proprietor, his esteemed client, was inside, and probably waiting with his accustomed patience and sweetness of temper the fulfilment of the appointment which now brought Mr Brass within his fair domain.
Cautious, very cautious," thought Emma; "he advances inch by inch, and will hazard nothing till he believes himself secure.