Precautious vs Precautionary - What's the difference?

precautious | precautionary |


As adjectives the difference between precautious and precautionary

is that precautious is taking precautions while precautionary is of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution.

As a noun precautionary is

(obsolete) a precaution.

precautious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Taking precautions.
  • precautionary

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution
  • The article 3.3 of the states the precautionary principle .

    Noun

    (precautionaries)
  • (obsolete) A precaution.
  • * 1748 , Samuel Richardson, Clarissa
  • Thou seest, Belford, by the above precautionaries , that I forget nothing.