Meaning of CAUTIOUS in English

adj. Function: adjective

marked by careful prudence especially in reducing or avoiding risk or danger FF1C; a cautious approach to marriage FF1E;

Synonyms: calculating, careful, chary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, gingerly, guarded, safe, wary

Related Words: alert, vigilant, watchful; cagey, canny, cozy, foresighted, precautious, shrewd; forethoughtful, prethoughtful, provident, prudent; calculating, scheming, shrewd; expedient, judicious, politic

Idioms: on one's guard, on the safe side, playing it safe

Contrasted Words: daring, rash, reckless, venturesome; headlong, impetuous, precipitate

Antonyms: adventurous, temerarious

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.