Unwary vs Cautelous - What's the difference?

unwary | cautelous |


As adjectives the difference between unwary and cautelous

is that unwary is lacking]] caution as a result of [[naïveté or inexperience while cautelous is (obsolete) skillful in trickery or deception; cunning, wily.

unwary

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Lacking]] caution as a result of [[naïveté or inexperience
  • Unprepared; not watchful
  • Quotations

    * 1885 — *: Three little maids who, all unwary ,
    Come from a ladies' seminary

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    cautelous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Skillful in trickery or deception; cunning, wily.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
  • I am not able to unfold, how this cautelous enterprise of licencing can be exempted from the number of vain and impossible attempts.
  • (obsolete) Cautious, careful.
  • * 1624 , , Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 140:
  • Some are of disposition fearefull, some bold, most cautelous , all Savage.