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Synonyms for caution
ˈkɔ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulness(noun)

    the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

    "a man of caution"

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, precaution, caveat, care, cautiousness, forethought, carefulness

    Antonyms:
    incautiousness, incaution

  2. caution, caveat(noun)

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, precaution, caveat, care, cautiousness, forethought, carefulness

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethought(noun)

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, precaution, aid, tending, upkeep, guard, caveat, forethought, cautiousness, concern, premeditation, charge, safeguard, tutelage, guardianship, carefulness, maintenance, attention, care, fear

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

  4. circumspection, caution(verb)

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

    Synonyms:
    discreetness, circumspection, discretion, precaution, caveat, care, prudence, forethought, cautiousness, carefulness

    Antonyms:
    incautiousness, incaution

  5. caution, admonish, monish(verb)

    warn strongly; put on guard

    Synonyms:
    reprove, monish, discourage, warn, admonish

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. caution

    Care concerns what we possess; anxiety, often, what we do not; riches bring many cares; poverty brings many anxieties. Care also signifies watchful attention, in view of possible harm; as, "This side up with care;" "Take care of yourself;" or, as a sharp warning, "Take care!" Caution has a sense of possible harm and risk only to be escaped, if at all, by careful deliberation and observation. Care inclines to the positive, caution to the negative; care is shown in doing, caution largely in not doing. Precaution is allied with care, prudence with caution; a man rides a dangerous horse with care; caution will keep him from mounting the horse; precaution looks to the saddle-girths, bit and bridle, and all that may make the rider secure. Circumspection is watchful observation and calculation, but without the timidity implied in caution. Concern denotes a serious interest, milder than anxiety; as, concern for the safety of a ship at sea. Heed implies attention without disquiet; it is now largely displaced by attention and care. Solicitude involves especially the element of desire, not expressed in anxiety, and of hopefulness, not implied in care. A parent feels constant solicitude for his children's welfare, anxiety as to dangers that threaten it, with care to guard against them. Watchfulness recognizes the possibility of danger, wariness the probability. A man who is not influenced by caution to keep out of danger may display great wariness in the midst of it. Care has also the sense of responsibility, with possible control, as expressed in charge, management, oversight; as, these children are under my care; send the money to me in care of the firm. Compare ALARM; ANXIETY; PRUDENCE.

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, attention, care, charge, circumspection, concern, direction, forethought, heed, management, oversight, perplexity, precaution, prudence, solicitude, trouble, vigilance, wariness, watchfulness, worry

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, disregard, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, neglect, negligence, omission, oversight, recklessness, remissness, slight

    Preposition:
    Take care of the house; for the future; about the matter.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. caution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wariness, heed, heedfulness, circumspection, care, watchfulness, vigilance, forethought, providence prudence, discretion

  2. caution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    warning, admonition, injunction, advice, counsel

  3. caution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    security, guaranty, surety, pledge

  4. caution(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    warn, admonish, forewarn

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. caution(n)

    Synonyms:
    wariness, forethought, circumspection, advice, warning, admonition

  2. caution(v)

    Synonyms:
    forewarn, admonish, warn, counsel, advise, dissuade

How to pronounce caution?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#309care
#1398warning
#1453charge
#1558disclaimer
#1588maintenance
#1652aid
#1836attention
#2372direction
#2824fear
#3115concern
#3124trouble
#3541guard
#5005worry
#5469careful
#6386anxiety
#6747discretion
#8403caution
#10114oversight
#11327warn
#15421safeguard
#16047prudential
#18081cautious
#20138discourage
#23287surety
#23715heed
#26192caveat
#28030guardianship
#29650tending
#29889vigilance
#29949precautionary
#30290prudence
#32074precaution
#38470upkeep
#70743tutelage
#77127perplexity
#82432forethought
#98672admonish
#102610solicitude
#128551reprove
#133423premeditation
#137630wariness
#147712watchfulness
#166718circumspection
#218588carefulness
#232785cautiousness

How to use caution in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Parambil:

    That’s remarkable only because the risk of lung collapse with [air] travel in these patients is higher than normal, so we always caution these patients to travel, it’s reassuring that patients are able to return back to the life they desire.

  2. Millan Mulraine:

    These disappointing reports will likely add to the caution at the Fed. Given the weak performance in these two key segments of the economy, we expect the rebound in growth momentum in the second quarter to be quite weak.

  3. University President Reynold Verret:

    We should expect safety when we call on Fort Worth Police, whose mission is to protect and serve, sadly, our fathers and mothers must caution daughters and sons on their interactions with officers. Families in our communities hesitate to call on their protectors out of fear that they be killed. This should not be.

  4. Mark Priest:

    There's a sense of relief. There's so much nervousness in the market at the moment that even slightly good news out of a bank like Commerzbank is taken very well, the German banking sector has been pretty battered, and The German banking sector's got to a point where there may be value there, so long as global economic factors start to calm down. Germany's DAX was up 1.4 percent. Traders said that growth data from Germany, which showed growth was steady and in line with expectations, provided reassurance after economic fears had pegged back markets this week. The FTSEurofirst 300 nonetheless remains down 5 percent this week, with banks still down around 7.5 percent on the week, hit by concerns over profitability in a low growth, low interest rate environment. Caution over exposure to default from the energy sector has also hindered bank stocks. On Friday, the oil and gas sector rose 3.1 percent after a rally in oil which left crude prices up over 3 percent. Growth sensitive mining stocks also rallied, up over 3 percent. In other corporate news, Rolls Royce rallied 11.9 percent after Rolls Royce results, Rolls Royce biggest one-day rise since November 2008. It stuck to its 2016 guidance, despite being forced to cut its dividend following three profit warnings last year. It said there would be no need for a rights issue.

  5. Stephanie Wright:

    Some of the included studies should be interpreted with caution, especially those which only rely on visual means to identify microplastics, these current estimates suggest microplastic exposure is relatively low.


Translations for caution

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  • внимание, предупреждавам, предпазливост, благоразумиеBulgarian
  • সতর্কীকরণBengali
  • garanti, varsomhed, kaution, advare, forsigtighed, advarsel, sikkerhedDanish
  • Vorsicht, Warnung, Achtsamkeit, verwarnen, Behutsamkeit, Kaution, warnenGerman
  • προσοχή, περίσκεψη, προφύλαξη, προσεκτικότητα, προειδοποιώGreek
  • cuidado, cautela, advertencia, advertir, precaución, fianzaSpanish
  • huolellisuus, varoitus, varoittaa, neuvo, huomio, ohjenuora, neuvoa, varovaisuus, teroittaa, tarkkaavaisuusFinnish
  • avertirFrench
  • सावधानीHindi
  • figyelmeztetés, óvadék, óvatosság, figyelmeztet, óvás, óvHungarian
  • cautelaItalian
  • 注意Japanese
  • cautela, cautioLatin
  • varsomhet, aktpågivenhet, fraråde, advarsel, advare, forsiktighet, kausjonNorwegian
  • waarborg, borgsom, waarschuwen, voorzichtigheid, manen, borg, voorzorg, waarschuwing, omzichtigheid, garantieDutch
  • advertência, cautela, advertir, garantia, cuidado, cauçãoPortuguese
  • осторожность, предостережение, поручительство, предупреждениеRussian
  • опрезSerbo-Croatian
  • احتیاطUrdu
  • prüdVolapük

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