precautious

[ pri-kaw-shuh s ]
/ prɪˈkɔ ʃəs /

adjective

using or displaying precaution: a precautious reply; a precautious person.

Origin of precautious

First recorded in 1705–15; precauti(on) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for precautious

  • I've always noticed that these directions for use are too precautious.

    Priscilla's Spies|George A. Birmingham
  • The change is not present and the sensible way to have agony is not precautious.

    Geography and Plays|Gertrude Stein