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Synonyms for caution

Synonyms for caution

careful forethought to avoid harm or risk

the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

advice to beware, as of a person or thing

to notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk

Synonyms for caution

the trait of being cautious

a warning against certain acts


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judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

the trait of being circumspect and prudent

warn strongly

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It was nothing real serious, I just sprained a ligament or something,'' Atchison said, noting that the Mariners erred on the side of caution and ``shut me down for a little bit.
We have probably erred on the side of caution, because if we caution a player for simulation we are effectively calling him a cheat and that is the worst thing you can call anyone.
He cited cases where employers have lost millions of dollars in production because they lacked an immediate way to gauge quake damage and erred on the side of caution.