Caution vs Carelessness - What's the difference?

caution | carelessness |


As nouns the difference between caution and carelessness

is that caution is precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction while carelessness is lack of care.

As a verb caution

is to warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

caution

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • In way of caution I must tell you.
  • 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.
  • * Clarendon
  • The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
  • One who gives rise to attention or astonishment.
  • Oh, that boy, he's a caution ! He does make me laugh.
  • A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * err on the side of caution * throw caution to the wind

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    carelessness

    English

    Noun

  • Lack of care.
  • This accident was caused by carelessness .

    Synonyms

    * inattention * negligence

    Antonyms

    * carefulness