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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
  • Machiavellian
  • artful
  • canny
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • designing
  • devious
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • guileful
  • intelligent
  • manipulative
  • politic
  • premeditating
  • safe
  • scheming
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • wary
  • wily

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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