how to pronounce cautious


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cautious is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cautious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was reviving a cautious approach that …”

meaning of cautious

Cautious means careful and wary of possible danger.

cautious frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word cautious occurs in english on average 6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cautious can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cautious can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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words that rhyme with cautious


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