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Synonyms for cautious
ˈkɔ ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautious(adj)

    people who are fearful and cautious

    "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

    Synonyms:
    timid

    Antonyms:
    tearaway(a), immoderate, madcap, hotheaded, incautious, impetuous, impulsive, brainish

  2. cautious(adj)

    showing careful forethought

    "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"

    Synonyms:
    conservative

    Antonyms:
    incautious, impetuous, madcap, brainish, impulsive, tearaway(a), hotheaded, immoderate

  3. cautious, conservative(adj)

    avoiding excess

    "a conservative estimate"

    Synonyms:
    bourgeois, materialistic, button-down, buttoned-down, conservative

    Antonyms:
    impetuous, hotheaded, incautious, immoderate, brainish, madcap, tearaway(a), impulsive

Wiktionary

  1. cautious(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    careless, neglecting

  2. cautious(adjective)

    He took a few cautious steps out the door.

    Antonyms:
    neglecting, careless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cautious

    Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.

    Synonyms:
    alert, awake, careful, circumspect, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, vigilant, wakeful, wary, watchful, wide-awake

    Antonyms:
    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cautious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    prudent, wary, careful, heedful, chary, circumspect, discreet, watchful, vigilant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cautious(a)

    Synonyms:
    circumspect, prudent, wary

    Antonyms:
    incautious, unwary

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How to use cautious in a sentence?

  1. Bob Chapek:

    While it's too early to predict when we'll be able to begin resuming all of our operations, we are evaluating a number of different scenarios to ensure a cautious, sensible and deliberate approach to the eventual reopening of our parks.

  2. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    I don't know how my previous remarks were taken but Japan has been cautious all along, as these conditions are not met at all now we cannot give the answer by March 31 unless we receive responses.

  3. Shi Qin:

    We realized this was a serious case when test results came back saying panda. To be cautious we asked them to run the tests again, and it was confirmed, this was panda.

  4. Colin Cieszynski:

    The banks are starting to miss on earnings. I'm cautious towards the Canadian banks at the moment, you've got the three pillars, energy, financials and materials, under stress.

  5. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration. From the cautious quest for what they knew (or thought they knew) was out there, into an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown. These are two substantially different kinds of human enterprise.

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