using or displaying precaution: a precautious reply; a precautious person.
noncommittal, watchful, prudent, tactful, considerate, thoughtful, reasonable, attentive, careful, intelligent, restrained, alert, awake, cagey, calculating, chary, circumspect, civil, conservative, diplomatic
- precautionary principle,
Origin of precautious
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