Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being cautious; watchfulness; provident care; circumspection; prudence with regard to danger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being cautious.

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  • noun The state of being cautious; wariness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

Etymologies

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cautious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I am merely communicating a growing near-term cautiousness in the context of my resolutely bullish long-term stance on gold, silver, and related mining stocks.

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  • The cautiousness is a change from Sago, but in some ways Manchin is playing the same role: comforter-in-chief to a state whose identity is so linked with coal that a statue of a miner graces the grounds of the Capitol.

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  • The cautiousness is a change from Sago, but in some ways Manchin is playing the same role: comforter-in-chief to a state whose identity is so linked with coal that a statue of a miner graces the grounds of the Capitol.

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  • There -- it's so close, too, that both sides are playing it so cautiously, and that kind of cautiousness doesn't translate into great television.

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  • Cautiousness too is foreign to them -- the heavy reasonable cautiousness which is our glory.

    Chance

  • Cautiousness too is foreign to them -- the heavy reasonable cautiousness which is our glory.

    Chance A Tale in Two Parts

  • Confidence in the market is coming back, until the last week there was some amount of scepticism, some amount of cautiousness which is starting to go away because people are getting optimistic about the second quarter results and about India's prospects.

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  • Confidence in the market is coming back, until the last week there was some amount of scepticism, some amount of cautiousness which is starting to go away because people are getting optimistic about the second quarter results and about India's prospects.

    Moneycontrol Top Headlines

  • Confidence in the market is coming back, until the last week there was some amount of scepticism, some amount of cautiousness which is starting to go away because people are getting optimistic about the second quarter results and about India's prospects.

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  • The world's largest maker of computer security software forecast second-quarter sales and profit that missed analysts 'estimates, citing weakness in the euro and "cautiousness" among customers.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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