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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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Hawkeye spoke to him in Delaware, when the young chief took his position with singular caution and undisturbed coolness.
On the last day of their march hunger got the better of their caution, and they shot a fine buffalo bull at the risk of being betrayed by the report.
The next morning they erected a strong pen for the horses, and a fortress of logs for themselves; and continued to observe the greatest caution.
how eloquent, at least, were her wishes on the side of early warm attachment, and a cheerful confidence in futurity, against that over-anxious caution which seems to insult exertion and distrust Providence
Once, at a sharp turn where a man's shoulder would unavoidably brush against a screen of leaves, the bushman displayed great caution as he spread the leaves aside and exposed the head of a sharp-pointed spear, so set that the casual passer-by would receive at the least a nasty scratch.
He passed with great caution the door of the gnarled woman, and finally stopped outside his home and listened.
Then he crawled upstairs with the caution of an invader of a panther den.
The other replied with greater caution, "But suppose the water should fail us.
One night a squadron of Federal horse commanded by Major Seidel, a gallant and skillful officer, moved out from Readyville on an uncommonly hazardous enterprise requiring secrecy, caution and silence.
Grewgious, with habitual caution, 'it might be well to see him, reverend sir, if you don't object.
If he overcame his shyness, caution applied the foot-brake.
Caution urged him to make some excuse and follow it with a bolt to the drawing-room, but he was physically incapable of taking the excellent advice.
Stealing on tiptoe towards this latter piece of furniture, he retired with it into the remotest corner, and intrenching himself behind it, watched the enemy with the utmost vigilance and caution.
Pray, my dear sir--pray,' said the little man; 'caution, caution.
Right again, quite right,' said Mr Swiveller, 'caution is the word, and caution is the act.