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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kaw-shuh n]
    • /ˈkɔ ʃən/
    • /ˈkɔː.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kaw-shuh n]
    • /ˈkɔ ʃən/

Definitions of cautioned word

  • noun cautioned alertness and prudence in a hazardous situation; care; wariness: Landslides ahead—proceed with caution. 1
  • noun cautioned a warning against danger or evil; anything serving as a warning: By way of caution, he told me the difficulties I would face. 1
  • noun cautioned Informal. a person or thing that astonishes or causes mild apprehension: She's a caution. The way he challenges your remarks is a caution. 1
  • verb with object cautioned to give warning to; advise or urge to take heed. 1
  • verb without object cautioned to warn or advise: The newspapers caution against overoptimism. 1
  • noun cautioned Past participle of caution. 1

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Origin of cautioned

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English caucion < Latin cautiōn- (stem of cautiō) a taking care, equivalent to caut(us), past participle of cavēre to guard against (cau- take care, guard + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Cautioned


cautioned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cautioned usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cautioned

adjective cautioned

  • reminded — to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something): Remind me to phone him tomorrow. That woman reminds me of my mother.

Antonyms for cautioned

noun cautioned

  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • neglected — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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