1. the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

a man of caution

Syn: ↑caution, ↑cautiousness
Ant: ↑incaution (for: ↑caution)
Derivationally related forms: ↑careful, ↑cautious (for: ↑cautiousness)
Hypernyms: ↑attentiveness
2. the quality of being careful and painstaking

I admired the carefulness of his work

Ant: ↑carelessness
Derivationally related forms: ↑careful
Hypernyms: ↑attentiveness
Hyponyms: ↑conscientiousness, ↑painstakingness
Attrubites: ↑careful, ↑careless

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