Cautious meaning

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Careful; using or exercising caution; tentative.

He took a few cautious steps out the door.

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The definition of cautious is being aware, being careful or being alert to danger.

An example of cautious is a person who always makes a pro/con list before making any decision to identify all possible problems that could come up.

An example of cautious is a decision undertaken only after great deliberation and with some lingering fear.

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Showing or practicing caution; careful.
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Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary.
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Tentative or restrained; guarded.

Felt a cautious optimism that the offer would be accepted.

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