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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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How to say caution in sign language?

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How to use caution in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Dawson:

    For U.S. insurers in general, I suspect there is some caution with respect to SOGAZ, which is so far as I am aware not itself a sanctioned entity.

  2. Roy Cooper:

    This storm isn't yet over. I'm urging people to keep a close eye on forecasts and flood watches, and asking drivers to use caution especially when traveling in our western counties.

  3. David Ryan Polgar:

    Many physical relationships and friendships are first started online before they move offline. In other words, online, we are constantly talking to strangers, it is easy to feel a false sense of intimacy through online relationships. It is important to 'trust but verify,' and have a healthy level of caution both in one's interactions online and in the physical realm.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Don't try to be too clever. And when purposefully misspelling common words, proceed with caution.

  5. Randa Coniglio:

    While some of the Port's information technology systems were compromised by the attack, The Port staff also proactively shut down other systems out of an abundance of caution, the Port has mobilized a team of industry experts and local, regional, state and federal partners to minimize impacts and restore system functionality. The temporary impacts on service to the public are in the areas of park permits, public records requests, and business services.


Translations for caution

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  • الحذرArabic
  • 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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