Precaution vs Precautious - What's the difference?

precaution | precautious |


As a noun precaution

is previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.

As a verb precaution

is (transitive): to warn or caution beforehand --.

As a adjective precautious is

taking precautions.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

precaution

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.
  • * John Henry Newman
  • The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution .
  • A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
  • to take precautions against risks of accident

    Derived terms

    * precautionary

    See also

    * prevention

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive): To warn or caution beforehand. --.
  • (rare): To take precaution against. --.
  • precautious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Taking precautions.