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caution

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of caution

  1. 1 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger <the extreme caution with which the zookeeper handled the snake> Synonyms alertness, care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, prudence, wariness Related Words attentiveness, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; foresight, foresightedness, providence; calculation, canniness, deliberateness, deliberation, shrewdness Near Antonyms abruptness, hastiness, impetuousness, precipitousness, rashness, suddenness; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness Antonyms brashness, carelessness, heedlessness, incaution, incautiousness, recklessness, unwariness

  2. 2 something extraordinary or surprising <how she manages to drive her car without destroying the neighborhood is a caution> Synonyms wonder, flash, marvel, miracle, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, sensation, splendorRelated Words curiosity, sight, spectacle; beauty, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, knockout; apparition, appearance

  3. 3 something that tells of approaching danger or risk <this is just a caution that the following paragraph practically gives away the entire plot of the movie> Synonyms warning, red flag, red light, tip-off, tocsin, wake-up callRelated Words omen, portent, premonition, presage; notice, notification; buoy, indicator, knell, sign, signal; foretaste, foretoken; announcement, declarationNear Antonyms all clear

  4. 4 the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk <we heeded the police officer's caution about the road ahead> Synonyms admonishment, admonition, alarm (also alarum), alert, warning, forewarning, heads-up, noticeRelated Words auguring, augury, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, prediction, premonition, presaging, prognosticating, prophecy (also prophesy), prophesying; apprising, informing, notification, notifying, tip-off; advice, counsel, guidance, recommendation, suggestion, tip; announcement, declaration

  5. 5 a measure taken to preclude loss or injury <the standard caution of donning surgical gloves before performing any kind of dental work> Synonyms precaution, fail-safe, palladium, preventive, safeguardRelated Words armor, cover, guard, protection, screen, shield, wall, ward




caution

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of caution

  1. to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk <the doctor cautioned that I should still be careful using my sprained wrist for the next several days> Synonyms advise, alert, warn, forewarn, wakeRelated Words augur, forecast, foretell, harbinger, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; apprise, inform, notify, tip (off); admonish; bode, forebode (also forbode), foreshadow, foretoken, portendNear Antonyms imperil, risk





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