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adverb as in tentatively

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Buffett, 90, has been cautious during the pandemic, saying in May that his then-record cash pile wasn’t that huge when considering the worst-case possibilities.

From Fortune

So be especially cautious if you’re flying from an area with an uncontrolled or rising outbreak to an area with lower levels of infection, or vice versa.

From Vox

He was cautious in the beginning, but when he realized how serious I was about it—that I’d do anything I could to get the record, but that my health was even more important to me—once he was confident in that, he jumped on board immediately.

Some within the autonomous vehicle industry, though, would prefer even more cautious terminology.

From Fortune

Authorities are urging drivers to be extra cautious while traveling in highway work zones.

British commanders then, and British writers later, would maintain they had moved too cautiously.

What makes Noah mildly ambivalent, yet cautiously optimistic?

Brakey was cautiously optimistic about his chances in November.

The pilots cautiously edge their way to maximum speed in stages.

Read this if you want to spend the rest of your life cautiously rubbing your neck.

There was no response to the knock, and Davy cautiously pushed open the door and went in.

She stood at the head of the stairs; she went down a few steps, and listened; then cautiously she descended.

The lascar moved his feet cautiously, and they rustled among dried stumps.

Cautiously we retraced our steps from the lower end of the flat, and turned into the narrow mouth of the canyon.

For he suspects from his silence that he has so over-cautiously conducted matters that he wishes to conceal his actions.'


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cautiously, such as: carefully, slowly, and guardedly.

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