cautious

[ kaw-shuhs ]
/ ˈkɔ ʃəs /

adjective

showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of cautious

First recorded in 1630–40; cauti(on) + -ous

synonym study for cautious

See careful.

OTHER WORDS FROM cautious

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British Dictionary definitions for cautious

cautious
/ (ˈkɔːʃəs) /

adjective

showing or having caution; wary; prudent

Derived forms of cautious

cautiously, adverbcautiousness, noun
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