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Synonyms for cautionˈkɔ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulness(noun)

    the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, caution, precaution, caveat, care, cautiousness, forethought, carefulness

    Antonyms:
    incautiousness, incaution

  2. caution, caveat(noun)

    a warning against certain acts

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, caution, precaution, caveat, care, cautiousness, forethought, carefulness

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethought(noun)

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, precaution, aid, tending, upkeep, guard, caveat, forethought, caution, cautiousness, concern, premeditation, charge, safeguard, tutelage, guardianship, carefulness, maintenance, attention, care, fear

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

  4. circumspection, caution(verb)

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

    Synonyms:
    discreetness, circumspection, discretion, precaution, caveat, care, prudence, caution, forethought, cautiousness, carefulness

    Antonyms:
    incautiousness, incaution

  5. caution, admonish, monish(verb)

    warn strongly; put on guard

    Synonyms:
    reprove, monish, discourage, warn, caution, admonish

    Antonyms:
    incaution, incautiousness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. caution

    Care concerns what we possess; anxiety, often, what we do not; riches bring many cares; poverty brings many anxieties. Care also signifies watchful attention, in view of possible harm; as, "This side up with care;" "Take care of yourself;" or, as a sharp warning, "Take care!" Caution has a sense of possible harm and risk only to be escaped, if at all, by careful deliberation and observation. Care inclines to the positive, caution to the negative; care is shown in doing, caution largely in not doing. Precaution is allied with care, prudence with caution; a man rides a dangerous horse with care; caution will keep him from mounting the horse; precaution looks to the saddle-girths, bit and bridle, and all that may make the rider secure. Circumspection is watchful observation and calculation, but without the timidity implied in caution. Concern denotes a serious interest, milder than anxiety; as, concern for the safety of a ship at sea. Heed implies attention without disquiet; it is now largely displaced by attention and care. Solicitude involves especially the element of desire, not expressed in anxiety, and of hopefulness, not implied in care. A parent feels constant solicitude for his children's welfare, anxiety as to dangers that threaten it, with care to guard against them. Watchfulness recognizes the possibility of danger, wariness the probability. A man who is not influenced by caution to keep out of danger may display great wariness in the midst of it. Care has also the sense of responsibility, with possible control, as expressed in charge, management, oversight; as, these children are under my care; send the money to me in care of the firm. Compare ALARM; ANXIETY; PRUDENCE.

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, attention, care, charge, circumspection, concern, direction, forethought, heed, management, oversight, perplexity, precaution, prudence, solicitude, trouble, vigilance, wariness, watchfulness, worry

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, disregard, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, neglect, negligence, omission, oversight, recklessness, remissness, slight

    Preposition:
    Take care of the house; for the future; about the matter.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. caution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wariness, heed, heedfulness, circumspection, care, watchfulness, vigilance, forethought, providence prudence, discretion

  2. caution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    warning, admonition, injunction, advice, counsel

  3. caution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    security, guaranty, surety, pledge

  4. caution(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    warn, admonish, forewarn


Translations for caution

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • внимание, предупреждавам, предпазливост, благоразумиеBulgarian
  • সতর্কীকরণBengali
  • garanti, varsomhed, kaution, advare, forsigtighed, advarsel, sikkerhedDanish
  • Vorsicht, Warnung, Achtsamkeit, verwarnen, Behutsamkeit, Kaution, warnenGerman
  • προσοχή, περίσκεψη, προφύλαξη, προσεκτικότητα, προειδοποιώGreek
  • cuidado, cautela, advertencia, advertir, precaución, fianzaSpanish
  • huolellisuus, varoitus, varoittaa, neuvo, huomio, ohjenuora, neuvoa, varovaisuus, teroittaa, tarkkaavaisuusFinnish
  • avertirFrench
  • सावधानीHindi
  • figyelmeztetés, óvadék, óvatosság, figyelmeztet, óvás, óvHungarian
  • cautelaItalian
  • 注意Japanese
  • cautela, cautioLatin
  • varsomhet, aktpågivenhet, fraråde, advarsel, advare, forsiktighet, kausjonNorwegian
  • waarborg, borgsom, waarschuwen, voorzichtigheid, manen, borg, voorzorg, waarschuwing, omzichtigheid, garantieDutch
  • advertência, cautela, advertir, garantia, cuidado, cauçãoPortuguese
  • осторожность, предостережение, поручительство, предупреждениеRussian
  • опрезSerbo-Croatian
  • prüdVolapük

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