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Dictionary definition for: Cautious

1. (n) people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

2. (a) showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions" "a cautious driver"

3. (s) avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"

4. (s) cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent; "a cautious answer" "very cautious about believing everything she was told"

5. (s) unwilling to take risks

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