Cautious

Definition of Cautious

Cau´tious
a.1.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.
Cautious feeling for another's pain.
- Byron.
Be swift to hear; but cautious of your tongue.
- Watts.

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