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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 of caution alertness, care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, prudence, wariness Words Related to caution attentiveness, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; foresight, foresightedness, providence; calculation, canniness, deliberateness, deliberation, shrewdness Near Antonyms of caution abruptness, hastiness, impetuousness, precipitousness, rashness, suddenness; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness Antonyms of caution 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 of caution wonder, flash, marvel, miracle, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, sensation, splendorWords Related to caution 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 of caution warning, red flag, red light, tip-off, tocsin, wake-up callWords Related to caution omen, portent, premonition, presage; notice, notification; buoy, indicator, knell, sign, signal; foretaste, foretoken; announcement, declarationNear Antonyms of caution 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 of caution admonishment, admonition, alarm (also alarum), alert, warning, forewarning, heads-up, noticeWords Related to caution 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 of caution precaution, fail-safe, palladium, preventive, safeguardWords Related to caution 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 of caution advise, alert, warn, forewarn, wakeWords Related to caution augur, forecast, foretell, harbinger, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; apprise, inform, notify, tip (off); admonish; bode, forebode (also forbode), foreshadow, foretoken, portendNear Antonyms of caution imperil, risk


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