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cau·tious

cautious

 
 
pronunciation:
kaw shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: taking care to avoid danger or trouble; careful.
The children were cautious as they entered the haunted house.
synonyms:
careful, wary
antonyms:
adventurous, daredevil, daring, impetuous, impulsive, reckless
similar words:
on guard, prudent, safe, vigilant, watchful
derivations: cautiously (adv.), cautiousness (n.)
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