- showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.
Origin of cautious
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Related Words for cautiousnessfrugality, restraint, wisdom, foresight, moderation, discretion, vigilance, caution, thrift, circumspection, temperance, calculation, forethought, providence, sense, economy, cautiousness, wariness, mindfulness, chariness
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Contemporary Examples of cautiousness
Such is the cautiousness of the Europeans that only the political parts of the Association Agreement were signed Friday.Europe, Stunned by Reckless Russia, Mistrusts Feckless Ukrainian Leaders
March 24, 2014
Historical Examples of cautiousness
Cautiousness too is foreign to them—the heavy reasonable cautiousness which is our glory.Chance
"Cautiousness," slow and sure, would speak in a gentle adagio.
They all moved slowly and heavily with a strange sort of cautiousness.Mother
There was no timidity in him, even if his cautiousness was excessive.The Roll-Call
Cautiousness—In the Hindoos, large; in Bellingham, moderate.
- showing or having caution; wary; prudent