cautious


cautious
01. Scientists have to be very [cautious] in applying this new cloning technology.
02. Don't worry, he's a very [cautious] driver.
03. The sign said, "Men at work on highway, proceed with [caution]."
04. Extreme [caution] should be taken when hiking in a remote wilderness area.
05. The Ambassador [cautioned] the President against making any public statements regarding the incident.
06. The young trainer walked [cautiously] into the cage where the lions were being held.
07. The Chinese philosopher Confucius once observed that [cautious] people seldom make mistakes.
08. Someone once remarked that [caution] is not cowardly, and carelessness is not courage.
09. Tom Robbins once said that humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and [cautious], but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
10. A wise man once remarked that the brave don't live forever, but the [cautious] don't live at all.
11. There is a Filipino proverb which states that [caution] minimizes loss.
12. Taking safety [precautions] is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family from accidents and injuries.
13. Max Ehrmann once wrote, "Exercise [caution] in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery."
14. School, playground, and crosswalk signs tell you the rules to follow in areas where you need to be extra [cautious].
15. Beginning in the 1960s, Bhutan began gradually and [cautiously] opening its door to the world.
16. The country is currently taking a [cautious] approach to economic reform.
17. Bertrand Russell once suggested that of all forms of [caution], [caution] in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • cautious — index careful, circumspect, deliberate, diffident, discreet, frugal, guarded, hesitant, judicious …   Law dictionary

  • cautious — mid 17c., from CAUTION (Cf. caution) + OUS (Cf. ous). The Latin word for this was cautus careful, heedful. Related: Cautiously …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cautious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ careful to avoid potential problems or dangers. DERIVATIVES cautiously adverb cautiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • cautious — adjective Date: 1614 marked by or given to caution < cautious investors > < cautious optimism > • cautiously adverb • cautiousness noun Synonyms: cautious, circumspect, wary, chary mean …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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