Character 8
Hyphenation cau tious
Pronunciations /ˈkɔːʃəs/

Definitions and meanings of "Cautious"

What do we mean by cautious?

Showing or practicing caution; careful. adjective

Tentative or restrained; guarded. adjective

Possessing or exhibiting caution; attentive to probable effects and consequences of actions with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful: as, a cautious general; a cautious advance.

With of before the object of caution: wary in regard to the risks of; afraid or heedful of the dangers involved in.

Over-prudent; timorous; timid.

Synonyms Prudent, careful, wary, vigilant, heedful, thoughtful, scrupulous.

Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful. adjective

Careful; using or exercising caution; tentative adjective

Avoiding excess adjective

Showing careful forethought adjective

People who are fearful and cautious noun

Careful; using or exercising caution; tentative

When you drop your keys in San Francisco and kick them all the way to Seattle before you bend over to pick them up Urban Dictionary

A person with ginger hair. Derived from acting 'gingerly', being cautious. Urban Dictionary

One who,in a videogame or real life, tends to move around and do nothing to help anyone... A person cautious about everything they do and is a better distraction than anything. This is usually caused by a lack of skill or just being a really big pussy. Urban Dictionary

When a member of a race behaves cautiously around a member or members of another race in an attempt to avoid any form of racial or cultural disagreements,usually resulting in a series of ackward exchanges. Urban Dictionary

Excessively aware of your own being, and that you are being watched by others. Urban Dictionary

An increasingly relevant wordplay on the cliché "cautiously optimistic". As the world continues in free fall, its much more realistic to expect negative outcomes. Therefore, its much more pragmatic to maintain a cautiously pessimistic demeanor, rather than a cautiously optimistic one. Urban Dictionary

Hopeful yet exercising caution Urban Dictionary

When you see a crazy-hot chick you want to bang, but are suddenly unsure if it's a chick Urban Dictionary

A euphemistic (yet silly) way of saying "worried". Most often said by those on national news networks. Urban Dictionary

Theres no such thing as cautious optimism. Cautious optimism is cynicism. Thinking the sky is going to fall and trying to look forward to the little bit of good left in things before it does is cynicism. Really, having a bucket list is cynicism, since even though it becomes more likely that you'll die soon when you get older, once the mystery isnt there you're not really living anyway, you're just trying to live the rest of your days as an adrenaline junkie before the crash at the end, to go out with a bang, that's cynicism. Most thoughts disguised as positive are really cynical by nature. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Cautious

The word "cautious" in example sentences

Henry watched amazed as Burgess checked that no one else could see them, his expression cautious and watchful. ❋ Colm Tóibín (2004)

A shrink had once told him to use the word cautious because of the negative connotations associated with the word paranoid, but Rapp had only laughed. ❋ Vince Flynn (2000)

We use the term cautious optimism to account for the mix of factors that each of our customers is weighing slightly differently. ❋ Unknown (2010)

MCINTYRE: General Richards 'assessment for the future is peppered with a lot of what he calls cautious optimism. ❋ Unknown (2006)

There continues to be what I call a cautious view moving forward and you've heard us talk about the bunker mentality.

Campaign 2000 refers to what it calls "cautious optimism" in describing some provincial efforts to tackle child and family poverty. ❋ Unknown (2011)

While Kroger offered what it called cautious full-year earnings guidance below analysts 'expectations, it did not appear to curtail investors' enthusiasm. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But "cautious" is the operative word -- especially now that academia is throwing open its doors and welcoming in the barbarians at the gate. ❋ Unknown (2009)

At the same time, while U.S. consumers have increased spending a bit this year, they remain cautious owing to concerns about the strength of the economy and persistently high unemployment. ❋ Tess Stynes (2010)

"The [U.K.] government will no doubt take this as a sign that the private sector can fill the gap created by public sector cuts, but with consumer confidence, hiring intentions surveys and housing activity data all softening we remain cautious," said ING Bank. ❋ Ishaq Siddiqi (2010)

In Tokyo, the market rose in cautious trade ahead of the G-20 meeting and next week's earings reports. ❋ Shri Navaratnam (2010)

The Japanese companies remain cautious about the prospects for an economic recovery overseas. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Mr. Hall, the CEO, added, We remain cautious in regards to bulk sale .... ❋ Matthias Rieker (2010)

Australia's major banks are experiencing record profitability, but their most recent financial progress updates indicate earnings growth is slowing as small businesses remain cautious, hoarding cash rather than risking expansion. ❋ Ross Kelly (2010)

Many retailers remain cautious about opening additional stores until the broader economy shows more strength. ❋ Kris Hudson (2010)

A prision [inmate] should be cautious when [picking up] a bar of [soap] ❋ Idgaf (2003)

Attention can be drawn to the proximity of a ginger with the exclamation 'I have a cautionary tale to tell', which will alert your friends to the [incoming], whilst causing no unnecessary alarm to your [cautious] [intruder]. ❋ DanMancUk (2008)

"Damn it, Hes being a cautious carol again,hes [not doing shit] except hiding." *friend* " Its better than the guy [on my team] giving the other team kills, hes a [negative nathan]" ❋ Mrredandblack (2009)

John:Why don't you ride home from practice with coach [smith] any more. Eric:Because he always turns [the radio] station from country to rap and starts speaking in slang ever time. John:[Cautious Racism] is a bitch. ❋ Race Killer (2013)

She was very self cautious as she performed her [presentation] in [front] of [thousands] of people last night. ❋ NayNay_15 (2011)

[My cat] is always [cautiously pessimistic] when inspecting [anything new] that I bring into the house. ❋ ChimneySweepGreg (2012)

Patrick coined the phrase [cautiously optimistic] while [dreaming] of winning the [lotto] ❋ Peter31731 (2019)

I saw this [hot blonde] chick with a tight little ass from behind, and wanted to take her to bone town, but then I saw she had some [meaty calves] and wasn't sure if it was a chick or a dude. Not wanting to give up too easily, I had to [verify] it was a chick. I was cautiously horny. ❋ Pandastic (2016)

Joe [Boorman] was cautiously optimistic on [whether] his [wallet] would be found. ❋ Smkngmgc (2004)

Fuck [positive thoughts] and people, they think the end is a crash and it becomes [one for everybody] else too. There is no [cautious optimism]. ❋ Solid Mantis (2020)

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