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Synonyms for caution
ˈkɔ ʃəncau·tion

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulnessnoun

    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, caveatnoun

    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, forethoughtnoun

    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, cautionverb

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

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

    Antonyms:
    incautiousness, incaution

  5. caution, admonish, monishverb

    warn strongly; put on guard

    Synonyms:
    reprove, monish, discourage, warn, admonish

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cautionnoun

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

  2. cautionnoun

    Synonyms:
    warning, admonition, injunction, advice, counsel

  3. cautionnoun

    Synonyms:
    security, guaranty, surety, pledge

  4. cautionverb

    Synonyms:
    warn, admonish, forewarn

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cautionnoun

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

  2. cautionverb

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

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#232785cautiousness

How to use caution in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Hamilton:

    When I was released it was like the stimuli of so many people, just so many people moving at one time and just crossing the street. ... I chose everything with caution.

  2. United States:

    I want folks to understand that we knew this was coming, we told folks that this was going to happen and it is why we've been preaching preparedness from the very start, caution is appropriate. Preparedness is appropriate. Panic is not.

  3. Charles De Gaulle:

    Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. ... We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time.

  4. Pascal Blanqué:

    We see some upside for the year. Markets are now pricing in the best possible world : earnings re-acceleration and economic rebound, but for the coming quarters we see some challenges — vaccination delays, severe lockdowns hitting the economy — that could prevent an upside. A deceleration is possible, given valuations are already expensive, so, it is a situation that deserves some caution.

  5. Stephen Worrell:

    But there is some uncertainty about whether the yuan devaluation is part of a controlled stimulus plan or a sign that Beijing is blinking in the face of greater weakness to come, and uncertainty always warrants caution.

Images & Illustrations of caution

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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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