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precautionary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of precautionary

  1. concerned with or serving to keep something from happening prior to the game, we moved the furniture out of the way as a precautionary measure Synonyms preventive, preventative, prophylacticRelated Words deterrent, deterring; negating, neutralizing, nullifying; baffling, balking, foiling, frustrating, thwarting; blocking, hampering, hindering, impeding, retardant, stallingNear Antonyms abetting, aiding, assisting; easing, facilitating, smoothing; encouraging, forwarding, fostering, furthering, nurturing, promoting



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