cautious

adj.
VERBS
be
become, get, grow
remain
make sb

Her experiences have made her cautious.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
excessively, overly, too, unduly

He accused the government of being unduly cautious.

deliberately
a little, slightly, etc.
PREPOSITION
about

cautious about spending money

of

He warned us to be cautious of accepting their statements as fact.

Cautious is used with these nouns: ↑approach, ↑eye, ↑investor, ↑look, ↑optimism, ↑sip, ↑stance, ↑welcome

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Cautious — Cau tious, a. [Cf. L. cautus, fr. caver. See {Caution}.] Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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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

  • cautious — [kô′shəs] adj. full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary SYN. CAREFUL cautiously adv. cautiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • cautious — adj. 1) cautious about, of (he was cautious about committing himself; she was cautious of strangers) 2) cautious in (cautious in using firearms) 3) cautious with (be cautious with them) * * * [ kɔːʃəs] of (he was cautious about committing… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • 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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