cautious cautious  /ˈkɔ ʃəs/


  1. (n) people who are fearful and cautious
  2. (adj) showing careful forethought
  3. (adj) avoiding excess



  1. As President, Kennedy initially moved cautiously on segregation.
  2. E-Mail a Friend Singles bars have never been risk free, but so-called date-rape drugs give you one more reason to be cautious.
  3. He is bald, cautious and professorial.


  1. Southwest says it's cautious about summer travel

    Southwest Airlines Co. says June ticket sales are "good" but the company remains cautious about demand during the peak summer travel season because of automatic government spending cuts and higher ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Cautious McAdams sticks close to 2013 Salt Lake County budget

    Cautious McAdams sticks close to 2013 Salt Lake County budget by Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 11, 2013 07:00PM MDT Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams didn’t tinker much when his chance came to make mid-year revisions to the 2013 budget he inherited upon taking office in January. “It’s probably the lightest June adjustment period I can ever remember,” longtime county financial ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Cautious trade in AmerisourceBergen

    AmerisourceBergen has been staggering since a poor earnings report in April, and the options paper is cautious today. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring system detected the purchase of more than 13,000 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: optionMONSTER via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Senator Clinton during the course of the campaign has said we shouldn't speculate about Iran, we've got to be cautious when we're running for president, she scolded me on a couple of occasions on this issue, yet a few days before an election, she's...
    on May 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "These and other indicators are reason for cautious, very cautious optimism about the effects of the new strategy," said McCain, who was leading a Republican congressional delegation to Iraq.
    on Apr 1, 2006 By: John McCain Source: 940 News

  3. "I think Britain recognises that Israel is a responsible country and that our security activity is conducted according to very clear, cautious and responsible rules of the game. Therefore we have no cause for concern," Mr Lieberman told Israel...
    on Feb 17, 2010 By: Avigdor Lieberman Source: National

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