be cautious

be cautious
index beware, care (be cautious), hedge, heed, mistrust

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • cautious — cau‧tious [ˈkɔːʆəs ǁ ˈkɒː ] adjective if buyers or investors are cautious, they are unwilling to buy because they feel uncertain about the future: • Seoul investors turned cautious about the market s rapid rises last week, and share prices ended… …   Financial and business terms

  • Cautious — Cau tious, a. [Cf. L. cautus, fr. caver. See {Caution}.] Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cautious — cautious, circumspect, wary, chary, calculating are comparable when meaning prudently attentive to the dangers one may encounter or the risks one may face, or revealing such attendveness. The same differences in implications and connotations are… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cautious optimism — ► a feeling that you can be hopeful about a situation although you realize that there still could be problems: »There is cautious optimism for a successful outcome for the financial year. Main Entry: ↑cautious …   Financial and business terms

  • cautious — index careful, circumspect, deliberate, diffident, discreet, frugal, guarded, hesitant, judicious …   Law dictionary

  • cautious in dealing — index diplomatic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cautious — mid 17c., from CAUTION (Cf. caution) + OUS (Cf. ous). The Latin word for this was cautus careful, heedful. Related: Cautiously …   Etymology dictionary

  • cautious — [adj] careful, guarded alert, all ears*, cagey, calculating, chary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, forethoughtful, gingerly, hedging one’s bets*, heedful, judicious, keeping on one’s toes*, leery, on the lookout*, playing it cool*, playing… …   New thesaurus

  • cautious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ careful to avoid potential problems or dangers. DERIVATIVES cautiously adverb cautiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cautious — [kô′shəs] adj. full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary SYN. CAREFUL cautiously adv. cautiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • cautious — adj. 1) cautious about, of (he was cautious about committing himself; she was cautious of strangers) 2) cautious in (cautious in using firearms) 3) cautious with (be cautious with them) * * * [ kɔːʃəs] of (he was cautious about committing… …   Combinatory dictionary

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