Caution vs Careless - What's the difference?
As a noun caution
is precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
As a verb caution
is to warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
As an adjective careless is
) free from care; unworried, without anxiety.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
Security; guaranty; bail.
- In way of caution I must tell you.
One who gives rise to attention or astonishment.
- The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.
- Oh, that boy, he's a caution ! He does make me laugh.
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* err on the side of caution
* throw caution to the wind
To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
(lb) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety.
*:Good-humored, easy, and careless , he presided over his whale-boat as if the most deadly encounter were but a dinner, and his crew all invited guests.
Not concerned or worried (about).
*:"He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes.
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