cautelous

adjective

Definition of cautelous

1 archaic : crafty, cunning
2 archaic : cautious, wary

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Other Words from cautelous

cautelously adverb, archaic

History and Etymology for cautelous

Middle English, from Middle French cauteleux, cautileus, from cautele + -eux, -eus -ous

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“Cautelous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cautelous. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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