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cautious

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  • adjcareful, guarded
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Synonyms for cautious

adj careful, guarded
  • circumspect
  • discreet
  • judicious
  • leery
  • prudent
  • tentative
  • vigilant
  • wary
  • watchful
  • alert
  • safe
  • all ears
  • cagey
  • calculating
  • chary
  • considerate
  • forethoughtful
  • gingerly
  • hedging one's bets
  • heedful
  • keeping on one's toes
  • on the lookout
  • playing it cool
  • playing safe
  • politic
  • provident
  • pussyfoot
  • shrewd
  • taking it easy
  • taking it slow
  • thinking twice
  • walking on eggs
  • watching one's step
  • watching out
  • with one's eyes peeled

Antonyms for cautious

  • careless
  • certain
  • foolish
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • negligent
  • rash
  • reckless
  • sure
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • unwise
  • hasty
  • heedless
  • imprudent
  • unguarded
  • unobservant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to cautious

calculating

adjective. scheming to manipulate

canny

adjective. clever, artful

conservative

adjective. cautious, moderate

deliberate

adjective. intentional

delicate

adjective. careful, tactful

distrustful

adjective. disbelieving
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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