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Definition of cautious:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

cagey, button-down, buttoned-down, awake, materialistic, conservative, wakeful, overcautious, sleepless, wide-awake, moderate, careful, gingerly, dilatory, restrained, on the alert, systematic, guarded, painstaking, timid, chary, organized, fabian, methodical, on the lookout, exact, cagy, bourgeois, forehanded, unadventurous.

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