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synonyms for cautious

  • 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
See also synonyms for: cautiously / cautiousness
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antonyms for cautious

MOST RELEVANT
  • careless
  • certain
  • foolish
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • negligent
  • rash
  • reckless
  • sure
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • unwise
  • hasty
  • heedless
  • imprudent
  • unguarded
  • unobservant
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How to use cautious in a sentence

So, for the most part, you want to make people feel like, if anything, they would get fired for being cautious.
WHAT IF YOUR COMPANY HAD NO RULES? (BONUS EPISODE)MARIA KONNIKOVASEPTEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
We’ve always been more cautious than others about where we get data from and how we build up all audience profiles, we try to rely on site information that we have.
‘WE’RE GETTING MORE USED TO THE UNCERTAINTY’: BBC GLOBAL NEWS CHIEF ON AD-FUNDED NEWSLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 10, 2020DIGIDAY
I think of myself as a pretty cautious and thoughtful person when it comes to making decisions.
WHY CAN’T SCHOOLS GET WHAT THE N.F.L. HAS? (EP. 431)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FREAKONOMICS
The payments giant announced the project on Wednesday morning, calling it the Central Bank Digital Currencies Testing Platform—a bland title to be sure, but one likely to find favor with cautious central bankers.
MASTERCARD LAUNCHES DIGITAL CURRENCY KIT FOR CENTRAL BANKSJEFFSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Given the pandemic, no one has any real clue who’s going to vote, especially given how Democrats are more likely to be cautious in their approach.
SUNDAY MAGAZINE: GO INSIDE TRUMP’S SECOND TERMDANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 23, 2020OZY
Add it all up, and you can start to see why the model is being fairly cautious.
IT’S WAY TOO SOON TO COUNT TRUMP OUTNATE SILVER (NRSILVER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Alphabet executives struck a cautious tone given the ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty.
HOW THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MEDIA COMPANIES FARED THROUGH THE ONGOING CRISIS IN Q2LARA O'REILLYAUGUST 12, 2020DIGIDAY
Facilities are cautious following a rise in cases, and a grim statistic that 42 percent of coronavirus-linked deaths nationwide have occurred in longterm care facilities.
MORNING REPORT: MTS ENFORCEMENT CHIEF DEPARTINGVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJULY 28, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
So for businesses, they’ve been on the cautious footing for a long time.
FED UP (EP. 390)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 26, 2019FREAKONOMICS
But at that insult Garnache's brain seemed to take fire, and his cautious resolutions were reduced to ashes by the conflagration.
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WORDS RELATED TO CAUTIOUS

  • Machiavellian
  • artful
  • canny
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • designing
  • devious
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • guileful
  • intelligent
  • manipulative
  • politic
  • safe
  • scheming
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • wary
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.