Definition of cautious
- cautious investors
- cautious optimism
Any cautious tourist will guard her passport.
You cannot be overly cautious when you're driving in snow.
He answered the question with a cautious reply.
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: careful about avoiding danger or risk
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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