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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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Nikki accepts the decision to take her into surgery was based on sound medical opinion, but she said she was afraid consultants too often erred on the side of caution.
One disappointed player, though, will be teenager Rhys Jones He was all set to come on for his debut as substitute when Bath were awarded a late penalty and County manager Tim Harris erred on the side of caution for the final stages.
When no one responded to the page, he said, airport authorities erred on the side of caution.
Physicians may have erred on the side of caution by over-anticoagulating patients, which may explain the higher than anticipated bleeding rates.
We would always people erred on the side of caution.