Unwary vs Cautelous - What's the difference?
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.
Lacking]] caution as a result of [[naïveté or inexperience
Unprepared; not watchful
* 1885 —
*: Three little maids who, all unwary ,
Come from a ladies' seminary
(obsolete) Skillful in trickery or deception; cunning, wily.
* 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
(obsolete) Cautious, careful.
* 1624 , , Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 140:
- I am not able to unfold, how this cautelous enterprise of licencing can be exempted from the number of vain and impossible attempts.
- Some are of disposition fearefull, some bold, most cautelous , all Savage.