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What does "Cautious" mean?

Definition

(a.) Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general


Synonyms conservative, moderate, timid, dilatory, careful, chary, cagey, gingerly, restrained, guarded, fabian, cagy, unadventurous, overcautious


Example: "A cautious answer" Example: "Reserved and cautious"


Word Family cautiously, cautiousness, incautious