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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Cau"tious
Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.

Usage: Cautious Wary Circumspect. A man is cautious who realizes the constant possibility of danger; one may be wary, and yet bold and active; a man who is circumspect habitually examines things on every side in order to weigh and deliberate. It is necessary to be cautious at all times; to be wary in cases of extraordinary danger; to be circumspect in matters of peculiar delicacy and difficulty.

Etymology: Cf. L. cautus, fr. caver. See Caution

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. People who are fearful and cautious
  2. Showing careful forethought ("reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions" and "a cautious driver")
  3. Avoiding excess

Fun Facts about the name Cautious

  • When was the first name Cautious first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cautious is Sunday, January 30th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Cautious? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cautious. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cautious: Your name in reverse order is Suoituac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uiaucsot. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Cautious born Aug 18, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).