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Careful and cautious - thesaurus

Synonyms

careful

adjective

if someone is careful, they think about what they are doing so that they do not do anything wrong or so that they avoid problems

cautious

adjective

careful to avoid problems or danger

thorough

adjective

someone who is thorough does everything that they should and leaves nothing out

painstaking

adjective

done or doing something very carefully and slowly

systematic

adjective

done according to a careful plan and in a thorough way

organized

adjective

an organized person arranges and plans activities carefully and effectively

meticulous

adjective

very thorough and with careful attention to detail

methodical

adjective

always careful to do things in a thorough and organized way

exact

adjective

doing things very carefully, making certain that all the details are correct

risk-averse

adjective

opposed to taking risks, or only willing to take small risks

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assiduous

adjective

formal hard-working and thorough

careful

adjective

trying hard not to cause harm or damage

careful

adjective

used about someone’s actions

close

adjective

careful and involving attention to every detail

conscientious

adjective

working hard and careful to do things well

deliberation

noun

a slow and careful way of speaking or moving

delicacy

noun

a careful and gentle way of doing something

diligent

adjective

formal someone who is diligent works very hard and very carefully

discreet

adjective

careful not to say anything that is secret or that could upset someone

fastidious

adjective

caring a lot about small details and wanting everything to be correct and tidy

judicial

adjective

careful and serious

methodical

adjective

done in a thorough and organized way

mindful

adjective

careful about or conscious of something

neat

adjective

tending to keep things carefully arranged and looking nice

precise

adjective

someone who is precise is always careful to be accurate and to behave correctly

prim

adjective

very careful about your behaviour and appearance, and easily shocked by what other people do or say

provident

adjective

formal making sure to provide money and other things that you need for the future

punctilious

adjective

formal very careful to behave well, and to follow the details of rules or instructions

rigorous

adjective

thorough and careful

scrupulous

adjective

done very carefully, giving a lot of attention to details

selective

adjective

careful about what you choose or accept

serious

adjective

careful and detailed

slow

adjective

used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time than usual in order to improve its quality and obtain other benefits

softly-softly

adjective

British a softly-softly way of doing something is a slow careful way that tries not to upset people

studious

adjective

giving a lot of attention and care to what you are doing or learning

tactful

adjective

someone who is tactful is very careful in the way that they speak and behave so that they do not upset other people

thoroughgoing

adjective

very thorough and careful

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