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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cautiously mean? 

  The adverb CAUTIOUSLY has 2 senses:

1. with caution or prudence or tact
2. in a conservative manner

  Familiarity information: CAUTIOUSLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1cautiously [BACK TO TOP]


With caution or prudence or tact


cautiously; with kid gloves; carefully

Context examples:

she ventured cautiously downstairs / they handled the incident with kid gloves


incautiously (without caution or prudence)


cautious (showing careful forethought)

Sense 2cautiously [BACK TO TOP]


In a conservative manner


conservatively; guardedly; cautiously

Context example:

we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000.

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