cautious


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Synonyms for cautious

trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error

Synonyms for cautious

people who are fearful and cautious

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showing careful forethought

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avoiding excess

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For my part I consider that it is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish to keep her under it is necessary to beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go to work more coldly.
The naked skin on the head of a vulture is generally looked at as a direct adaptation for wallowing in putridity; and so it may be, or it may possibly be due to the direct action of putrid matter; but we should be very cautious in drawing any such inference, when we see that the skin on the head of the clean-feeding male turkey is likewise naked.
We have seen in this chapter how cautious we should be in concluding that the most different habits of life could not graduate into each other; that a bat, for instance, could not have been formed by natural selection from an animal which at first could only glide through the air.
In the cases in which we know of no intermediate or transitional states, we should be very cautious in concluding that none could have existed, for the homologies of many organs and their intermediate states show that wonderful metamorphoses in function are at least possible.
Treaty or no treaty, I know full well that your two companions are brave and cautious warriors
Margaret hoped that for the future she would be less cautious, not more cautious, than she had been in the past.
John is a cautious man," he said, with a droll smile, "and it is not always easy to get his opinion about people, so I thought if I beat the bush on this side the birds would fly out, and I should learn what I wanted to know quickly; so now we will come to business.
Men of great and good characters should indeed be very cautious how they discard their dependents; for the consequence to the unhappy sufferer is being discarded by all others.
Captain Ahab, said the reddening mate, moving further into the cabin, with a daring so strangely respectful and cautious that it almost seemed not only every way seeking to avoid the slightest outward manifestation of itself, but within also seemed more than half distrustful of itself; A better man than I might well pass over in thee what he would quickly enough resent in a younger man; aye
When Jane and Elizabeth were alone, the former, who had been cautious in her praise of Mr.
Departure for the rendezvous A war party of Blackfeet A mock bustle Sham fires at night Warlike precautions Dangers of a night attack A panic among horses Cautious march The Beer Springs A mock carousel Skirmishing with buffaloes A buffalo bait Arrival at the rendezvous Meeting of various bands
That cautious commander recollected the instructions given him by Mr.
And although it was cautious about the short-term, Brixton was optimistic that the market would make a good recovery.
Prices of 10-year Japanese government bond futures fell Wednesday morning as investors were cautious about the outcome of the day's bidding for 20-year government bonds.
Capital is available, but a more cautious environment sets the backdrop for monitoring of risk and rewards.