Caution vs Cautiously - What's the difference?

caution | cautiously |


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 adverb cautiously is

in a cautious manner.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    * ----

    cautiously

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a cautious manner.
  • Antonyms

    * incautiously