mindful of analyze possible results and effects of acts with a view in order to prevent danger or misfortune sensible circumspect wary watchful as a cautious basic
- avoiding excess
- individuals who are fearful and cautious
- showing cautious forethought
- mindful of analyze probable effects and consequences of functions with a view in order to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; because, a cautious general.
1640s, from care + -ous. The Latin term because of this had been cautus "cautious, heedful." Associated: Cautiously; cautiousness.
If Sam was going to take care of the horses, it was important that she know which ones to be cautious with.