cautious adj

see caution, n.

  1. Watchful; vigilant; protective; shielding from corruption.
  2. Careful; painstaking; meticulous; [adv.] diligently; in a scrupulous manner; with attentiveness to detail.
  3. Wary; with careful attentiveness.
  4. Shy; tentative; restrained.

cautious adv

see caution, n.

  1. Gingerly; discreetly; with sensitivity; very carefully; [ellipsis of imperative be-verb] be careful if you.
  2. Protectively; defensively; to avoid pain.
  3. Urgently; earnestly; anxiously.