Pronunciation of Cautious
/kˈɔːʃəs/, /kˈɔːʃəs/, /k_ˈɔː_ʃ_ə_s/
Antonyms for cautious:
Synonyms for cautious:
Other synonyms and related words:
bourgeois, canny, judicial, dilatory, restrained, deliberation, forehanded, fabian, on the alert, timid, thoroughgoing, cagey, gingerly, awake, methodical, systematic, materialistic, button-down, conservative, assiduous, delicacy, overcautious, unadventurous, afraid, wakeful, chary, cagy, neat, punctilious, noncommittal, tactful, sleepless, moderate, organized, prescient, rigorous, serious, buttoned-down, extreme, jealous, wise, exact.
entranced, absorbed, responsible, regardful, careful, mindful, watchful, alert, engrossed, attentive, enraptured, observing, Hearkening, sharp, diligent, concerned, Immersed, Considering, fascinated, heedful, interested, Concentrating, intent, rapt, observant, vigilant, Scrutinizing.
careful, guarded (adjective)
on guard (adjective)
provident, watchful, precise, exacting, ready, thorough, fastidious, alert, regardful, meticulous, careful, scrupulous, diligent, finical, thoughtful, mindful, particular, fussy, prepared, prudent, observant, strict, watching, heedful, conscientious, vigilant, guarded, responsible, sharp-eyed, attentive.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for cautious:
- How wary and cautious the fox becomes in regions where it is much trapped and hunted! - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
- Yes, we will be cautious." - "Three Sioux Scouts", Elmer Russell Gregor.
- I was cautious in my replies, and he learned, I think, but little. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.