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adjective cautious pronunciation in British English /ˈkɔːʃəs/
  1. careful to avoid problems or danger

    Perhaps a more cautious approach would bring better results.

    The new principal gave a cautious welcome to developments in the neighbourhood (=was pleased but careful not to be too excited).

    cautious about doing something:

    Companies seem cautious about investing (=are unwilling to invest) money in research and development.

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