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cautionaryadjective

uk   /ˈkɔː.ʃən.ər.i/ /ˈkɔː.ʃən.ri/  us   /ˈkɑː.ʃən.er.i/ formal
giving a warning
(Definition of cautionary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cautionary”
in Chinese (Simplified) 警告性的, 劝告的…
in Turkish uyaran, ikaz edici…
in Russian назидательный, поучительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 警告性的, 勸告的…
in Polish ostrzegawczy…
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