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Dictionary entry overview: What does cautiously mean?
• CAUTIOUSLY (adverb)
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 1||cautiously [BACK TO TOP]|
With caution or prudence or tact
she ventured cautiously downstairs / they handled the incident with kid gloves
incautiously (without caution or prudence)
cautious (showing careful forethought)
|Sense 2||cautiously [BACK TO TOP]|
In a conservative manner
we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000.
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