ul·​tra·​cau·​tious ˌəl-trə-ˈkȯ-shəs How to pronounce ultracautious (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily cautious
an ultracautious driver

Examples of ultracautious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That ultracautious approach may well be the right choice for saving lives and preventing another spike in infections. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 6 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultracautious was in 1853

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“Ultracautious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracautious. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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