|1.||[ adjective ] showing careful forethought|
"reserved and cautious never making swift decisions" "a cautious driver"
|Related terms:||incautious gingerly fabian cagey guarded overcautious careful unadventurous|
|2.||[ noun ] people who are fearful and cautious|
"whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
|Related terms:||brave people|
|3.||[ adjective ] avoiding excess|
"a conservative estimate"
|4.||[ adjective ] cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent|
"a cautious answer" "very cautious about believing everything she was told"
|5.||[ adjective ] unwilling to take risks|