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cautious

adjective
 
 
/ˈkɔːʃəs/
very careful about what you do or say and unwilling to take risks because you want to avoid possible problems: be cautious about sth/about doing sth Businesses have become cautious about spending on technology.a cautious approach/strategy He said the group would continue its cautious approach to expanding in Japan until it better understood the market.
cautious optimism a feeling that you can be hopeful about a situation although you realize that there still could be problems: There is cautious optimism for a successful outcome for the financial year.
cautiously adverb
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