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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
caution (noun)
1.
- warning admonishment
2.
- precaution
3.
prudent forethought to minimize risk
4.
one that astonishes or commands attention - some shoes you see … these days are a caution Esquire
caution (verb)
transitive verb
to advise caution to - warn
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
caution (noun)
1.
a close attentiveness to avoiding danger
SYNONIMS:
alertness, care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, prudence, wariness
RELATED WORDS:
attentiveness, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; foresight, foresightedness, providence; calculation, canniness, deliberateness, deliberation, shrewdness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abruptness, hastiness, impetuousness, precipitousness, rashness, suddenness; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness
brashness, carelessness, heedlessness, incaution, incautiousness, recklessness, unwariness
caution (noun)
2.
something extraordinary or surprising
SYNONIMS:
caution, flash, marvel, miracle, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, sensation, splendor
RELATED WORDS:
curiosity, sight, spectacle; beauty, corker, crackerjack ( crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, knockout; apparition, appearance
caution (noun)
3.
something that tells of approaching danger or risk
SYNONIMS:
caution, red flag, red light, tip-off, tocsin, wake-up call
RELATED WORDS:
omen, portent, premonition, presage; notice, notification; buoy, indicator, knell, sign, signal; foretaste, foretoken; announcement, declaration
NEAR ANTONYMS:
all clear
caution (noun)
4.
the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk
SYNONIMS:
admonishment, admonition, alarm ( alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, heads-up, notice
RELATED WORDS:
auguring, augury, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, prediction, premonition, presaging, prognosticating, prophecy ( prophesy), prophesying; apprising, informing, notification, notifying, tip-off; advice, counsel, guidance, recommendation, suggestion, tip; announcement, declaration
caution (noun)
5.
a measure taken to preclude loss or injury
SYNONIMS:
caution, fail-safe, palladium, preventive, safeguard
RELATED WORDS:
armor, cover, guard, protection, screen, shield, wall, ward
caution (verb)
to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk
SYNONIMS:
advise, alert, caution, forewarn, wake
RELATED WORDS:
augur, forecast, foretell, harbinger, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; apprise, inform, notify, tip (off); admonish; bode, forebode ( forbode), foreshadow, foretoken, portend
NEAR ANTONYMS:
imperil, risk
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