Etymology
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cautious (adj.)

"careful to avoid danger or misfortune," 1640s, from caution + -ous. The Latin word for this was cautus "careful, heedful." Related: Cautiously; cautiousness.

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Definitions of cautious
1
cautious (adj.)
showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions";
a cautious driver
cautious (adj.)
avoiding excess;
Synonyms: conservative
2
cautious (n.)
people who are fearful and cautious;
Synonyms: timid
From wordnet.princeton.edu