Part of speech:
Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary
On the alert, as for danger or error; watchful.
Arousing or likely to arouse suspicion in others
Characterized by vigilance
Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice:
Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious:
The definition of considerate is being aware of and respecting other people's feelings.
Unhurried and careful:
Circumspect is defined as cautious and unwilling to take risks.
Careful in spending or using; frugal
The definition of scrupulous is someone who is detailed and precise, or someone who is aware of the right thing to do.
The definition of punctilious describes someone that is careful with all the details of behavior.
Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, as in taste, propriety, or neatness:
Able to make or see fine distinctions; discerning
Not likely to err; skillful, competent, etc.
Strictly distinguished from others; very:
Characterized by, requiring, or capable of accuracy of detail; very accurate; methodical; correct
(Fencing) The starting position of a fencing bout; en garde.
Having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
Paying attention; observant
Shrewd or cunning, esp. in a selfish way; scheming
Showing attention; heedful.
(Brit., Dial.) Good; nice; fine
Perceptive or alert
Not taking chances; careful; cautious
Not stopping to think; careless
Showing great attention or concern to another:
Interested and involved:
Careful or wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense:
The definition of fussy is a person demanding attention, complaining a lot or worrying about nothing.
Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
Conscientiously exact; careful; scrupulous
The definition of stealthy is a person or thing that is quiet and secretive.
(Archaic) Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
On one's guard; wary; suspicious
(Informal) Overly fastidious or exacting; fussy
Not taking heed; careless; unmindful
Done or made without enough attention, precision, etc.; not painstaking or thorough
Of economics; economic
Showing or characterized by thought; serious
Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried.
Selected with care; well-chosen:
The definition of diligent is hard working and done with painstaking effort.
Practicing discrimination, or showing prejudice
Excellent or outstanding, especially by exhibiting or appealing to refined taste:
Too critical; too severe in judgment; hard to please
Relating to two or more persons or things regarded individually; particular:
Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt:
Working hard and steadily; diligent
Traditional or restrained in style:
The definition of guarded is being cautious or nervous about something or what is going to happen, or is not openly jumping into something.
Not committing one to any point of view or course of action; not revealing one's position or purpose
Of, relating to, or characteristic of colors, such as blue and green, that produce the impression of coolness.
Planning prudently for the future; foresighted:
The definition of frugal is not spending a lot of money and not being wasteful.
Very careful in choosing; highly selective.
That is completely (the thing specified); out-and-out; absolute
The definition of tactful is someone or something that shows a regard for other people's feelings.
Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.
A feeling of excessive concern.
Not cautious; rash.
Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
Exhibiting a lack of attention; not attentive.
Extremely or excessively careful about details; scrupulous or finicky
Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.
Looking ahead to, or making provision for, the future; thrifty; prudent
The definition of painstaking is requiring a lot of care, effort or hard work.
Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
Calculated, restrained, and deliberate; careful and guarded
Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose:
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
(of a person) Acting at the appointed time
Fearful and hesitant:
- Wary implies a cautiousness that is prompted by suspicion
- Discreet implies the exercise of discernment and judgment in the guidance of one's speech and action and suggests careful restraint
- Prudent implies the exercise of both caution and circumspection, suggesting careful management in economic and practical matters
- Cautious implies a careful guarding against possible dangers or risks
- Circumspect implies a careful consideration of all circumstances to avoid error or unfavorable consequences
- Scrupulous implies a conscientious adherence to what is considered right, true, accurate, or proper in every detail
- Meticulous implies extreme, sometimes finicky, carefulness about details
- Careful implies close attention to or great concern for whatever is one's work or responsibility, and usually connotes thoroughness, a guarding against error or injury, etc.
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