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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cau·tious /ˈkɔʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cau·tious a.  Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.
    Cautious feeling for another's pain.   --Byron.
    Be swift to hear; but cautious of your tongue.   --Watts.
 Syn: -- Wary; watchful; vigilant; prudent; circumspect; discreet; heedful; thoughtful; scrupulous; anxious; careful.
 Usage: -- Cautious, Wary, Circumspect. A man is cautious who realizes the constant possibility of danger; one may be wary, and yet bold and active; a man who is circumspect habitually examines things on every side in order to weigh and deliberate. It is necessary to be cautious at all times; to be wary in cases of extraordinary danger; to be circumspect in matters of peculiar delicacy and difficulty.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never
             making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver" [ant: incautious]
      2: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate" [syn: conservative]
      3: cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent; "a
         cautious answer"; "very cautious about believing
         everything she was told"
      4: unwilling to take risks
      n : people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is
          not for the timid" [syn: timid] [ant: brave]