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Synonyms for cautionary
ˈkɔ ʃəˌnɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cautionary, prophylactic(adj)

    warding off

    "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic, contraceptive, warning(a), exemplary, antifertility, admonitory, preventive, preventative, monitory

    Antonyms:
    unprotective, persuasive

  2. admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)(adj)

    serving to warn

    "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"

    Antonyms:
    unprotective, persuasive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    precautionary, warning, precaution, warnings

How to pronounce cautionary?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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How to say cautionary in sign language?

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How to use cautionary in a sentence?

  1. Michael Rippee:

    Kylee’s story is unique as a cautionary tale— as the athlete who says they’re better, but they’re not.

  2. Christopher Dowrick:

    It's an important, cautionary note that we shouldn't get too carried away with the idea that a computer system can replace doctors and therapists, we do still need the human touch or the human interaction, particularly when people are depressed.

  3. Tarana Burke:

    This is not a moment to revel in how the mighty have fallen but instead in how the silenced have spoken up, stood together and survived, weinstein's arrest, for the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein and others like them around the world, I'm sure feels like a moment of catharsis and it should serve as a cautionary tale for others like [ Morgan ] Freeman and every day people who toe the line between unacceptable and criminal behavior.

  4. Steve Carell:

    There was a level of fraud on a national scale that people were not privy to that could happen again tomorrow, i think it's a cautionary tale and I hope it starts conversations about how to change things and to avoid it happening again because it could be far worse next time.

  5. Kent Ninomiya:

    He should just let it go, what’s done is done. He’s still going to be a very rich man. It’s a cautionary tale for everyone.


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