Synonym of cautious

Alternative for cautious

Antonym: careless, incautious, rash,

Adjective

Using, exercising or showing caution
careful alert chary circumspect guarded heedful wary cagey prudent vigilant watchful apprehensive measured reserved reticent attentive aware conservative considerate discreet gingerly hesitant judicious leery mindful provident safe tentative calculating discriminating forethoughtful observant politic precautious restrained scrupulous shrewd suspecting suspicious thoughtful on guard on your toes all ears on the lookout on the watch thinking twice watching out with one's eyes peeled with reservations playing safe taking it slow watching one's step with eyes peeled belt-and-braces keeping on one's toes on your guard hedging one's bets keeping a weather eye on walking on eggs walking on egg shells handling with kid gloves on the qui vive canny distrustful doubtful sceptical skeptical dubious mistrustful thrifty frugal sparing economical uncertain unsure parsimonious doubting unwasteful sensible timid miserly cynical reluctant awake mean stingy saving on the alert uneasy prepared wise penny-pinching shy forehanded tactful questioning scrimping moderate tight unbelieving undecided sagacious abstemious economizing regardful on one's toes deliberate ready tentie tenty economising Argus-eyed nervous iffy open-eyed uptight fearful cheap on the ball on the job anxious trustless defensive unsettled diplomatic jealous fastidious wide-awake reasonable self-protective apologetic softly-softly noncommittal untrusting not missing a trick disbelieving close-fisted self-justifying incredulous perceptive far-sighted unconvinced unexciting hinky close lacking confidence boring unenterprising forearmed keen non-committal eagle-eyed keen-eyed penny-wise sharp been hit before paying attention wide awake on tiptoe delicate hawk-eyed sharp-eyed unadventurous in doubt conscious gimlet-eyed beady-eyed punctilious keeping a weather eye on things disinclined meticulous hesitating controlled halting discerning wavering diffident unhurried temperate ambivalent vacillating backward averse afraid irresolute lacking trust methodical mingy chintzy conscientious lacking faith ungenerous preserving conserving grasping solicitous cheese-paring tight-fisted quizzical agog concentrating acute penurious meagre wondering negativistic avaricious meager wired careful with money spare keeping your eyes peeled looking for waiting on with weather eye open having reservations looking to on alert fast on the draw on toes with eyes like a hawk closefisted gentle calm gradual squeamish dainty mistrusting patient economic secretive sage sensitive worried skittish protective equipped sly well-prepared commonsensical concerned evasive elusive tight-lipped taking notice far-seeing foresighted watching playing one's cards close to one's chest vague unrevealing expedient have reservations have misgivings insecure equivocal wakeful timorous traditional conventional unimaginative with one's eyes open keeping one's eyes skinned low overcautious overcareful glued hooked unsleeping possessive jaundiced show-me distrusting hip straight stay-at-home uncreative strait-laced narrow-minded square stuffy limited with one's eyes skinned without faith not born yesterday without belief close-lipped strategic considered thorough psyched up keeping a weather eye open switched on keeping one's eyes open keeping one's eyes peeled intelligent judgmatical judgmatic close-mouthed faltering cost-effective efficient stick-in-the-mud kid-glove money-saving time-saving work-saving spartan abstinent austere understated unexaggerated loath illiberal on the rims practical prudential skimping curmudgeonly civil worldly-wise monastic monkish self-denying puritanical ascetic nunlike non-indulgent self-disciplined uncharitable finicky unsteady shaky unconfident cheeseparing dead repetitious mind-numbing ho-hum tiresome stale unvaried tiring insipid uninteresting dull old routine monotonous tedious flat wearisome humdrum skinflinty on lookout having foresight not rash balanced rational logical pragmatic deep reasoned levelheaded inhibited constrained particular tightwad like a clam near active conformist mature tightfisted half-hearted perky quick stewardly Scrooge-like cost-conscious stinting ungiving money-conscious pinching money-grubbing pinchpenny vacillatory wobbly expectant well thought-out well-grounded indecisive delaying dithering stalling fully awake bright-eyed and bushy-tailed heads up wide-eyed oscillating hanging back havering shilly-shallying scrimpy dilly-dallying cunctatory having misgivings having qualms cognizant unwilling uneager unpredictable dawdling in a quandary blowing hot and cold slow on the horns of a dilemma humming and hawing in two minds lazy in a dilemma upon one's guard respectful alive to fuel-efficient energy-efficient fuel-saving energy-saving sentient witting alive ware conscious of aware of knowledgeable observing knowing conversant observative sensible of awake to careful of chary of wary of cognizant of acquainted with watchful of wise to alert to heedful of au courant know ins and outs know all the answers on to plugged in in the know tuned in regardful of recognizant of be up on hip to

Adjective

Having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense
judicious wise prudent sensible considered sound discerning shrewd informed astute careful diplomatic discreet discriminating politic rational thoughtful enlightened expedient sagacious circumspect canny commonsensical intelligent perceptive reasonable acute advisable insightful percipient clever logical perspicacious sage sapient sober strategic desirable judgmatic judgmatical pawky practical sane savvy skilful smart tactical argute efficacious accurate calculating considerate judicial just keen profound seasonable seemly sharp skillful sophisticated thorough wary common-sense well advised well judged clear-sighted far-sighted well-advised well-judged quick-witted worldly-wise well thought out heads-up long-headed subtle artful wily sensitive tactful polite cunning crafty delicate sly courteous dexterous dextrous guileful levelheaded foresighted watchful understanding scheming respectful gentle adroit slick foxy slippery sympathetic deft suave conniving contriving cagey smooth gracious treating with kid gloves mature level-headed realistic pragmatic provident prescient responsible heedful adept forearmed conciliatory arch intriguing capable opportunistic bland brainy cool-headed visionary clairvoyant far-seeing well-balanced softly-softly kid-glove devious designing Machiavellian manipulative disingenuous unscrupulous sharp-witted knowing cordial decorous polished penetrating gingerly slim chary safe premeditating guarded mannerly urbane skilled civil poised kind aware observant hardheaded whip-smart clear-eyed heady suss sussed hard-boiled hep streetwise able frugal quick ingenious nimble-witted with it street smart on the ball street-smart as sharp as a tack having fancy footwork treating something with kid gloves

Adjective

Of or relating to the process of selection
selective choosy demanding particular picky critical exacting careful discerning discriminating discriminatory fastidious fussy pernickety astute choosey faddish tasteful choicy eclectic faddy judicious nice persnickety scrupulous select hard to please finicky meticulous painstaking conscientious thorough punctilious precise accurate strict diligent exact perfectionist rigorous methodical heedful laborious correct finical refined detailed squeamish delicate fussbudgety finicking old-maidish microscopic studious pedantic conscionable stickling nitpicking duteous white-glove dotting the i's crossing the t's ultra-careful punctual nit-picky mincing acute dainty perceptive attentive assiduous deliberate sedulous exhaustive orderly industrious provident faithful intensive dedicated full thoughtful circumspect elaborate concerned prim solid regardful religious searching thoroughgoing observant loving strenuous by the numbers selfdisciplined chary by the book in-depth going to great lengths discreet sensitive overnice cultured over-particular nit-picking cultivated overparticular prissy sharp educated over-fastidious impeccable sophisticated inflexible difficult to please exquisite enlightened fine discriminative shrewd wise insightful perspicacious keen opinionated difficult prudent obsessive fretful fuddy-duddy fault-finding captious polished consummate appreciative prudish pure stuffy puritanical choosing selecting proper hypercritical overdelicate discriminational differential Victorian schoolmarmish strait-laced impossible to please knowing aesthetic artistic subtle sagacious intelligent individualizing individualising esthetic penetrating ingenious overfastidious picky-picky trivial old maidish with good taste sticklerish tough fussbudget rough percipient piercing old womanish sapient clever clear-sighted sage aware erudite picking and choosing gnostic bright knowledgeable insighted brilliant

Adjective

Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values
conservative traditional conventional hidebound orthodox old-fashioned stable die-hard dyed-in-the-wool middle-of-the-road moderate reactionary timid traditionalist unchanging archconservative brassbound button-down buttoned-down careful guarded mossbacked old-line old-school paleoconservative prudent quiet safe sober standpat traditionalistic ultraconservative unadventurous unenterprising unprogressive temperate bourgeois constant controlled fearful firm fogyish fuddy-duddy illiberal inflexible obstinate redneck right steady unchangeable uncreative undaring unimaginative hard hat holding to not extreme old guard old line white bread in a rut right of center stick in the mud set in one's ways strait-laced stuffy conformist diehard square straight rigid narrow-minded Tory stick-in-the-mud uptight rightist right-wing proper strict staid blimpish ultra-conservative formal prim prudish priggish puritanical uncompromising Victorian stiff starchy intransigent backward-looking obscurantist of the old school narrow established parochial prissy boring correct fogeyish long-established Pooterish alt-right genteel immovable Birchite hard-line classic intolerant niminy-piminy classical suburban philistine ordinary accepted common retrogressive regressive counterrevolutionary small-town mainstream old past customary pompous popular fundamentalist time-honored regular dogmatic family straitlaced punctilious decorous outdated stilted ceremonious doctrinal reserved sedate stodgy prim and proper smug respectable conforming bien pensant out-of-date doctrinaire extremist convinced unreconstructed unhip unrelaxed hard-core deep-dyed old-maidish moralistic ethnocentric purist true-blue universal counter-revolutionary mimsy governessy schoolmistressy schoolmarmish shockable staunch steadfast long-standing indomitable unyielding medieval prehistoric unreceptive mediaeval bigoted unreasonable wary middle-class overscrupulous goody-goody entrenched adamant circumspect tentative cagey mannered austere starched nice solemn chary hesitant severe Grundyish Pecksniffian socially acceptable dated provincial property-owning timorous unexciting stiff-necked commonplace right-leaning uncool restrained stay-at-home limited materialistic shopkeeping propertied rooted right wing shy out of date habitual parish-pump out of the ark behind the times historical acceptable accustomed predictable former ancestral to the right old school prejudiced biased received impersonal ancient folk prior historic approved deadly musty set fanatical puritan familial bygone jaundiced humourless fusty earlier generation intractable individualistic recognized normal old-fogeyish lineal official authoritative usual bluenosed small-minded foetid self-important hot bloated warm fetid arrogant smoky supercilious humorless smelly magisterial important puffy straightlaced prevailing standard authorized prevalent canonical oral unwritten unoriginal familiar acknowledged unheretical petty-minded handed-down close-minded routine derivative well established well-established kosher as dry as dust demure religious sanctioned admitted recognised pious legitimate rightful sound authorised set in your ways from the past old-world old-style of yore set in one's opinions fixed in one's views outmoded straight arrow in line by the numbers nice-nelly according to the book Biedermeier ceremonial comme il faut straight-laced general stock typical expected average everyday characteristic widespread representative current natural archetypal archetypical wonted unexceptional fitting suitable quintessential model standardized ideal fixed typic prototypical emblematic indicative standardised befitting prescriptive fit exemplary matter-of-course ubiquitous prototypal time-honoured true predominant settled confirmed illustrative run-of-the-mill symbolic appropriate paradigmatic bog-standard apt essential going in keeping in character old hat suggestive archetypic regulation patterned prototypic seemly de rigueur overall majority shared decent fashionable legal public becoming rife household vanilla done well-known standard-issue proverbial chronic widely held lawful ruling polite stereotypical proven refined just understood prosaic valid daily unremarkable plain legit garden-variety warranted frequent allowed moral cut-and-dried cut-and-dry garden variety in circulation in vogue statutory due wide collective generic endorsed fair pervasive broad reliable ritual widely used good staple basic mannerly sensible quotidian applicable licensed judicious prescribed workaday accredited stereotyped vulgar precise simple documented meet well-mannered de règle civilized OK virtuous stipulated common or garden comely permitted day-to-day honest agreed upon civilised well worn okay licenced tried and true tried and tested on the level par for the course across the board by the book in force on the up and up lamestream favoured extensive central definitive undoubted uncontested undisputed unquestioned canonic core textbook agreed imitable dominant primary discerning net protocol in order plastic white-bread so-so grind favored great signature touted boilerplate presentational couth courtly unopposed passed okayed preferred discreet abiding favourite comfortable favorite done thing one-size-fits-all standard operating procedure playing it safe sop same old wont in the groove according to Hoyle acquired honored enduring immortal ageless mutual diplomatic tralatitious apposite hackneyed derived lasting timeless traditionary known inveterate inherent symptomatic consistent tasteful dignified right stuff honoured congruous adopted intermutual embraced united commutual like renowned believed immemorial anticipated foreseeable foreseen arrived at mass pukka presentable dependable in established usage formulaic distinctive likely unsurprising idiosyncratic distinguishing declared recognizable identified perceived serious highbrow authentic memorable unforgettable ritualistic undying deathless native clichéd cliched realized remembered certified national blanket communal overarching global joint outright heavy symphonic concert heavyweight authenticated realised recognisable professed deserved comprehensive rampant true to form to be expected validated obedient trustworthy unquestioning astute merited only to be expected on the cards … all over true to type total sweeping epidemic nationwide societal wholesale verified widely recognized commonly accepted generally accepted deep-rooted ingrained compulsory signed sealed ratified wise sagacious intelligent officially recognized bona fide secure unshakable vested permanent signed and sealed ordered straight from the horse's mouth cleared decisive cathedral positive real decided conclusive ex cathedra definite and delivered ex officio obligatory mandatory necessary required condign competent justified earned broad-spectrum across-the-board broad-brush all-round all-around percipient perceptive shrewd licit permissible allowable legalized admissible reasonable constitutional upright socially obligatory a must called for au fait holding water requisite fly faithful tried-and-true ethical principled noble reputable twenty-four carat significant well deserved card-carrying in principle equitable well earned right-minded legalised within the law conforming to accepted standards above board going by the rules accurate exact gentlemanly qualified felicitous pretty desired suited ladylike modest honourable honorable courteous most common

Adjective

Slow to reveal emotion or opinions
reserved uncommunicative reticent cool formal restrained silent aloof retiring taciturn cold secretive shy unapproachable undemonstrative unsociable quiet self-contained unforthcoming close-mouthed demure distant private self-restrained close constrained detached remote stand-offish unfriendly withdrawn diffident guarded media-shy modest chilly closemouthed dumb frigid inhibited introverted laconic prim self-effacing shrinking tight-lipped timid unemotional unresponsive Olympian retired snobbish standoffish backward bashful ceremonious collected composed conventional eremitic gentle icy mild misanthropic noncommittal offish peaceful placid reclusive sedate serene soft-spoken solitary uncompanionable introvert sheepish controlled self-controlled coy discreet non-communicative insecure repressed self-conscious embarrassed abashed independent isolated antisocial unsocial insular ungregarious introspective hermit-like hermitic hermitical inward-looking unrevealing eremetic meek timorous indrawn contemplative pensive self-absorbed thoughtful self-interested recessive self-sufficient meditative reflective ruminative inner-directed self-centred all alone self-centered clamlike secret deep tight-mouthed dark cryptic enigmatic cagey undercover furtive sly mysterious hushed zipped backstairs covert feline in chambers clammed up in privacy in private buttoned up in the background on the QT in the dark playing your cards close to your chest unassertive humble unassuming unconfident nervous uptight lonesome hesitant apprehensive lone mousy blushing fearful lonely unassured unobtrusive deserted aw-shucks sequestered reluctant unpresuming unpretentious companionless friendless wary alone shamefaced skittish withdrawing forsaken uneasy nice rabbity cloistered ill at ease hung up by oneself recluse brooding frustrated unsure doubtful proper anxious unaccompanied seclusive coquettish mom seemly uncertain subdued kittenish chaste self-doubting overmodest chary prudish close-lipped anchoritic eremitical nongregarious lowly mum troubled tense edgy uncomfortable jittery perturbed antsy nervy separate unpoised mim unquiet by itself tongue-tied individual arch flirtatious solo simpering suppressed immune mute docile passionless socially inhibited inarticulate apologetic unaffable unexpansive ineffectual inconspicuous evasive casual unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated uncurious uninterested indifferent dour untalkative cut off secluded low-key unaggressive not forward ashamed bottled up speechless sullen unexpressive sparing curt dried-up sententious abandoned low-profile unnoticeable unostentatious dubious suspicious flinching distrustful blenching scary fearsome tremulous fainthearted playing one's cards close to one's chest self-analysing self-observing unboastful desolate temperate musing self-examining subjective monastic ascetic restless discomposed unsettled keeping a low profile insulated forlorn segregated estranged apart indeterminate colorless colourless pale plain soul-searching navel-gazing solipsistic unrelaxed strained bothered unconnected destitute decorous resigned moderate unpretending prudent simple secluse hermetic discomforted awkward disquieted discomfited prissy doubting verecund recoiling blushful one-off sole special unique singular one only ladylike staid decent sober respectable strait-laced faint-hearted innocent virginal maidenly virtuous pure priggish to one side easily embarrassed lacking social skills on edge down-to-earth straight puritanical goody-goody old-maidish starchy shut away niminy-piminy affected square worried lost in thought deep in thought unattended stag sui generis lorn out-of-the-way particular earnest serious solemn prim and proper on its own unspeaking lacking confidence afraid jumpy hinky goosey not self-assured upset dithery lacking self-confidence atwitter queasy queazy aflutter passive unwilling vague Delphic touchy questioning het up choked dummied up dried up wouldn't say boo to a goose touch and go up in the air hanging by thread on thin ice

Adjective

Casually calm and relaxed
unhurried calm easy comfortable cushy pleasant relaxing sedate agreeable carefree careful cosy cozy leisurely measured nonchalant relaxed reposeful restful stress-free sympathetic casual comfy deliberate easeful easygoing leisured obliging temperate tractable tranquil docile lax unburdensome unoppressive laid-back easy-going at ease serene placid peaceful untroubled insouciant unworried composed collected mellow chilled free and easy tolerant unconcerned unperturbed undemanding happy-go-lucky poised undisturbed mild equable contented safe unruffled amenable considerate patient flexible indulgent even-tempered breezy snug self-possessed homely satisfied content guarded pacific heedful liberal imperturbable blithe soothing calming wary circumspect lenient unexcitable vigilant at home conservative complaisant unflappable unfazed unflustered permissive together forbearing mindful easy-peasy affable level-headed self-controlled informal low-pressure devil-may-care moderate cool, calm and collected lazy in a relaxed manner taking your time warm comforted happy broad-minded amiable protected cheerful understanding open-minded good-natured cordial good-humoured good-humored generous comforting reassured gratified rested fun restored fresh soothed indolent uncritical complacent hang-loose offhand outgiving uninhibited at peace cool intimate homey homy quiet unemotional phlegmatic secure gemütlich homelike nonplussed friendly stoical commodious unexacting sleepy understated downbeat restrained hushed stilly arcadian still languid tranquillizing chilled out live-and-let-live low-key soporific unanxious retired inactive unexcited motionless tranquilizing alert chary free from interference free from disturbance watchful observant attentive apprehensive aware civil balmy assured free from interruption coolheaded halcyon confident gingerly prudent cagey levelheaded lackadaisical idyllic awake protective perceptive suspicious leery unbothered unaffected stolid unagitated unshakable unmoved unshaken playing safe on your toes on guard on the watch on the lookout mild-mannered cool-headed self-composed self-assured cool as a cucumber indifferent impassive apathetic dispassionate laid back careless steady controlled equanimous heedless uninterested detached level disinterested loose possessed smooth recollected equal sober as cool as a cucumber limpid pococurante perfunctory uncaring stable unceremonious slack upbeat cold inattentive negligent incurious open blasé gay emotionless irresponsible simple slipshod natural sloppy well balanced unresponsive unfeeling congenial distant passionless undismayed stoic neglectful debonair remiss cursory reserved aloof insensible lighthearted callous disregardful unmindful slapdash derelict feckless airy sunny delinquent jaunty undemonstrative light-hearted buoyant unpretentious reasonable lukewarm businesslike unconstrained lightsome genial sanguine uncurious regardless cold-blooded disimpassioned flat reckless improvident poker-faced slap-happy blithely unconcerned without a care in the world without care lively positive subdued muted unrestricted cheery assertive vivacious forgiving discreet free familiar rational sprightly jolly effervescent sensible overindulgent remote impersonal cavalier soft blithesome listless self-confident grounded affectless numb impassible slaphappy unsympathetic unstudied uninvolved welcoming commonsensical hospitable optimistic hard-hearted thick-skinned flippant blah half-hearted unstirred lown unassuming forgetful untouched sure of oneself unheeding uncircumspect tardy incautious unaccountable couldn't care less undependable uncommitted unobservant untrustworthy good-for-nothing unreliable unrestrained liberated untaxing unostentatious inconspicuous bright animated subtle joyful merry sparkling nerveless free-and-easy jovial unforced sparky bored glad sane spirited practical frigid clinical hassle-free certain realistic sound passive spontaneous pragmatic glacial judicious unsentimental unflinching freewheeling mature reticent played down toned down unfussy frolicsome wise thoughtless audacious chirpy sure peppy fearless bold self-reliant insensitive self-asserting deadpan balanced unthinking oblivious dauntless calmed supine stony benign dependable chill heartless gutsy unhesitating unserious lethargic reliable superficial high-spirited light hard-boiled objective immovable gung ho non-committal unstuffy keeping your cool neutral frivolous clearheaded filled with aplomb neglecting non-restrictive bland wooden uninterrupted Laodicean modest centered unbroken good-tempered sure of yourself well-balanced unimpassioned withdrawn sociable full of common sense trouble-free could care less wimpy repressed gentle non-formal well adjusted centred cool as cucumber slovenly full of beans amicable moony draggy expansive staid don't give a damn what the hell behindhand retiring resilient abstract plain well-adjusted limp unstressed compromising harmonious conciliatory overfamiliar even-keeled unreserved unimpressed uninfluenced clubby self-indulgent weary unvexed unflurried unrestrictive unperturbable lacking concern with both feet on the ground in control effortless artless jaded glutted orderly unfluctuating stabile systematic methodical well-disposed free from worry free from care even laissez-faire matey take-it-or-leave-it couldn't-care-less serious not turn a hair have one's act together quieted keeping a stiff upper lip keeping one's shirt on suppressed world-weary impervious settled chummy not formal unexpressive brave courageous self-sufficient intrepid self-satisfied smug unbuttoned pally pellucid reconciled resting fair quiescent bouncy accommodating philosophical can-do cloyed surefooted sure-footed asleep at switch unheedful oscitant failing to take proper care expressionless toneless hollow dead blank vacant cold-fish logical cool cat tough non-emotional analytical nonpassionate unpassionate scientific iceberg fancy-free free-spirited transparent free-wheeling unstructured off the hook unenthusiastic believing in oneself self-assertive self-respecting cold fish hard as nails stiff upper lip roll with punches nonaffected nowhere icy nonemotional homestyle sombre somber matter-of-fact straight-faced pokerfaced stony-eyed bubbly laissez faire free-minded straight snug as a bug in a rug delightful folksy down-home gleeful boon nonformal convivial footloose carefree and untroubled living the life of Riley torpid sluggish joyous ebullient vital uninquiring with one's feet on the ground unofficial inert unambitious unmotivated downhome gamesome frolic winsome gladsome zestful eupeptic perky chipper exuberant zippy crank bullish hopeful canty jocund uneager versatile sketchy zingy playful impartial removed spacey unprejudiced spaced-out out of it unpassioned unbiased funny footloose and fancy-free approachable supple invigorated full of zip elastic droopy dispirited desultory jocular unglamorous humorous chilly laodicean indecisive uncertain unenthused irresolute undecided wishy-washy hesitant halfhearted unresolved tepid receptive available hard-headed accessible easy to get along with communicative well disposed easy to get on with conversable non-hostile door's always open unobtrusive minimalist unspectacular unflashy hurried fleeting quick mechanical brief summary passing token hasty doubtless pushy implicit clear cocksure brazen facetious toned-down played-down modulated muffled low-profile softened soft-sell low-keyed self-effacing free as the wind free as a bird phoning it in dismissive going through the motions rapid walking through it jokey overconfident kind volatile feelgood unimpressionable rosy high puffed up pumped up obdurate inexpressive coldhearted marble uncompassionate self-restrained brisk everyday frisky thoughtful inhibited leisure ventilated easy-breezy compassionate tender caring pleasing along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches under wraps uptight inobtrusive under control nonaggressive corked up unaffable unexcessive in charge bottled up in check on a leash unexpansive not given to excesses in control of yourself shrinking unextreme benevolent kindly lovable meek humane vague indefinite broad inaccurate general spicy racy workaday slouchy loose-fitting baggy day-to-day sporty ordinary non-dressy normal sportif flabby flaccid nonspecific imprecise over-tolerant shapeless inexact yielding bright-eyed and bushy-tailed humble merciful likeable softhearted moral fatherly loving non-confrontational sweet-tempered lamblike sisterly brotherly likable gracious kind-hearted peaceable angelic soft-spoken unoffensive shy goodhearted motherly respectful demure decent dovelike tenderhearted tender-hearted maternal reverent large-hearted dove-like warmhearted kindhearted harmless paternal asleep on job nonjudgmental accepting floppy paying no mind any way full of the joys of spring not bothered hardened self-centered blind self-centred deaf undaunted not giving a toss

Adjective

Excessively concerned with rules and order, always serious
uptight anxious nervous tense worried uneasy edgy jittery jumpy troubled nervy upset perturbed antsy apprehensive unquiet dithery insecure aflutter queazy bothered queasy hinky atwitter goosey concerned restive neurotic withdrawn conventional strict on edge ill at ease keyed up het up worked up hung up on tenterhooks in a state on pins and needles old-fashioned on the defensive agitated twitchy restless fidgety overwrought wired stressed disturbed unsettled distressed stressy in a tizzy fearful fretful strung out strained overstrung frightened excited disquieted distraught scared hysterical toey shaky strung up discomposed afraid flustered hyper spooky in a stew highly strung in a flap high-strung spooked panicky excitable alarmed like a cat on a hot tin roof uncomfortable adrenalized skittish squirrelly windy wound up unnerved ruffled fraught in a tizz in a sweat unrelaxed all of a dither having kittens shaken tormented in a state of agitation sensitive disconcerted in a twitter irritable dismayed unstable all of a lather in a state of nerves shook up shy flurried unglued vexed impatient discombobulated hesitant distracted like a cat on hot bricks wrought up touchy emotional in a twit a bundle of nerves timid taut worried sick in a cold sweat beside oneself annoyed hot and bothered saddened all of a doodah in suspense brittle unhappy uncertain self-conscious bundle of nerves frantic anguished irked harassed in a dither timorous bugged choked bricking oneself febrile sad unrestful fluttery cut up shocked unsure oversensitive desperate grieved trembling hurt terrified shaking embarrassed afflicted irascible rattled discountenanced irritated discomfited hassled in a panic plagued stressed out trepidatious flighty under stress skittery frenzied all torn up angsty spasmodic awkward creepy temperamental hectic bashful paranoid quaking shivery nerve-racking nail-biting mousy disappointed disconsolate irrational retiring overanxious fevered inconsolable pained irresolute chippy confused conservative muddled gutted inhibited blue shook doubtful inconvenienced nervous wreck unsteady tortured peevish beset suspicious clutched hysteric perplexed bummed out like a fish out of water waiting for the axe to fall unsettling unnerving in a flat spin disturbing disquieting careful hairy prickly thin-skinned waiting with bated breath overexcited distressful miserable weak agitating startled stressful dejected despondent defensive worrisome out of place distressing overactive heated wrought-up volatile depressed grieving displeased tired heavyhearted sorrowful under a strain exercised unconfident wretched fretting mournful shrinking white-knuckled easily frightened easily agitated nerve-wracking umbrageous doleful heartbroken cheerless feverish quivering critical frazzled panic-struck panic-stricken down bereaved wrecked rueful thrown under pressure fazed miffed pressured hyperactive snappy desolate testy introverted moody angered fractious hot under the collar overwhelmed frozen unruly provoked despairing heartsick fidgeting fitful swivel-eyed turbulent low woeful up the wall broken-hearted brokenhearted distrait unpeaceful aghast angry hurried angstful solicitous violent stiff uncontrolled crazy wounded hot-tempered quick-tempered harried fierce riled harrowed easily offended easily upset frayed shot to pieces woebegone basket case unzipped beside yourself a wreck broken up disoriented hag-ridden grief-stricken flipped out lily-livered in turmoil emotionally charged put out worried stiff at the end of your tether with one's stomach in knots running scared with butterflies in one's stomach with one's heart in one's mouth angst-ridden aroused twittering self-justifying indecisive tentative fussy dithering wavering vacillating overemotional drawn swithering flushed intense histrionic disorientated caught up graceless overtaxed taxed peeved dragged ripped aquiver daunted frisky reserved charged faltering unnatural gauche exciting unreluctant all of a flutter bewildered unconsolable shot down tetchy hyped-up afire atingle hyperexcited blushing exasperated emotive curt trying sapped drained discomforted strange lost palpitant wrung falling apart strung-up straight unhip strait-laced crotchety agog eagerly difficult tricky short-tempered crabbed captious bad-tempered querulous rigid distrustful stilted prim wreck moving moved shot all nerves on the qui vive ill-tempered asea zipped up hot juiced up diffident active transient wandering intermittent changeable itchy inconstant footloose roving sleepless nomadic bustling anxiously waiting nervously awaiting fearfully anticipating apprehensively expecting fatigued lacking social skills tongue-tied all agog avid open-mouthed feeling anxious compulsive manic obsessive exacerbated puzzled chagrined aggravated mortified pestered white knuckled recalcitrant shaking in one's shoes concerning tearing one's hair out refractory tied up in knots butterflies in stomach biting one's nails self-doubting unassertive self-effacing forlorn sullen disheartened with bated breath mercurial perverse ornery obstinate stubborn unyielding watchful nerves on edge meek lacking confidence unforthcoming fixated phobic dreading foreboding mistrustful melancholic discouraged heavy-hearted glum aggrieved downcast passionate hasty not self-assured lacking self-confidence passive terrorized wild in a spin unhealthy abnormal offended fretted champing at the bit a basket case sweating bullets mad tossing and turning cowed hounded frenetic berserk maladjusted fiery tempestuous joyless tearful demoralised dispirited tristful down-hearted demoralized downhearted beleaguered having stage fright biting nails having butterflies having cold feet having a funny feeling vague Delphic unassured questioning unpoised affrighted petrified verklempt having butterflies in the stomach hyperexcitable hyperkinetic furious erratic aberrant deviant disordered obsessed browbeaten in disorder amazed terror-stricken abashed gloomy droopy sombre teary sorry crestfallen weepy sore hangdog heartsore cast down burned wistful somber contused hypersensitive pressurized unhinged raging crazed delirious touch and go up in the air hanging by thread on thin ice come apart psyched out impulsive impetuous volcanic vehement inflammable rash intolerant demonstrative reckless agitable galvanic enthusiastic overzealous susceptible quick alarmable horror-struck scary horrified rushed demented maniacal rabid raving ferocious at sixes and sevens hyper-sensitive uncool out of control berko pressurised hunted chicken-hearted yellow numb chicken scared stiff rabbity sissy butterflies jellyfish in tears down in the mouth in grief down in the dumps in doldrums low-spirited in the dumps tooshie short fused deranged weird last-minute zonkers insane corybantic unscrewed hard-pressed at the end of one's tether with one's back up against the wall up against it under the cosh at the end of one's rope freaked-out wound-up high keyed-up affected fired-up hot-and-bothered stirred weary strung-out worn worked-up unstrung spent fiddle-footed blowing hot and cold hot-headed terrorised devastated traumatized morose broken melancholy bitter dolorous throwing a wobbly weirded out freaked out spazzed out at your wits' end wigged out at wits' end easily hurt in fear and trepidation very scared pushing the panic button have cold feet numb with fear steamed up out of your mind weeping hurting wriggly squirmy hot under collar all shook up mourning haunted crushed agonized dolesome easily affected wiggly sorrowing bewailing persecuted bemoaning wailing agonised suffering aching traumatised in pain heavy with grief racked with suffering overcome with sorrow racked with pain all wound up nonplussed flummoxed fuddled dismal mystified at sea bemused befuddled regretful confounded unbalanced stunned floored baffled stumped preoccupied taken aback bad dumbfounded bamboozled oppressed bedevilled bedeviled bushed mazed wildered stupefied thrown off balance at a loss addled injured careworn dazed astounded astonished clueless mixed-up lugubrious shaken up overcome dreary put upon foxed beaten pessimistic solemn destroyed out of sorts bowed down spiritless listless fed up flapping wakeful insomniac galled absent-minded engrossed messed up long-faced weighed down surprised unsleeping stricken insomnolent funereal chapfallen grim bleak shattered down-in-the-mouth black befogged shell-shocked fogged hard put pensive worn out down in dumps sick at heart dull ruthful uncomprehending in a blue funk gray grey mixed up down and out languorous triste saturnine languid comfortless singing the blues sulky in shock overloaded burdened badgered undone disorderly damaged scunnered narked lamenting remorseful impaired frustrated constrained anxiety-ridden ground down pining inflamed nonplused grievous haggard besieged downtrodden stirred up emotionally unstable emotionally unbalanced worn down emotionally damaged emotionally injured depressive chafed panicked hopeless heavy luckless teed off put out of countenance dumbstruck in a lather discontented painful downbeat blank in a bad way in the pits elegiacal crummy cast-down elegiac emotionally defeated ailing racked grumpy lachrymose defeatist staggered flabbergasted mirthless rebellious alienated in despair in low spirits piteous on a downer bleeding sunk as sick as a parrot brooding mopey sick as a parrot awake dolent in sorrow heartrending full of sorrow in mourning tear-jerking affecting troubling hapless morbid down in mouth bowled over blown away speechless let-down not happy alert undermined reproachful besotted had their heads messed with nuts vigilant with one's back to the wall disgruntled stung piqued languished negative dysphoric crabby dysfunctional got caused to be at a stand made to scratch their head beat graveled buffaloed thrown off gravelled confusticated abstracted without sleep wide-awake attentive wide awake out of one's mind like a chicken with its head cut off very upset absent diverted at wit's end intimidated discontinuous disconnected interrupted inattentive visited by preyed upon abject cowardly distant absorbed faraway shook-up emotionally scarred emotionally disturbed incomplete fragmentary cowering heaving struck hit pusillanimous possessed psyched-out sorry for oneself chap-fallen afeared not best pleased absentminded feart frit gripped cut to the quick bumpy messed-up scared out of one's wits in awe alarmed at in a funk shaking like a leaf faint-hearted scared witless terror-struck apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by frightened out of one's wits in a fluster horror-stricken consumed caught off balance out of countenance in botheration emotionally confused screwed up ill-adjusted dominated controlled miles away dreamy sidetracked unfocused cursed seized jerky jouncy choppy disrupted sporadic dogged overpowered surrounded smitten devoured held bewitched rolly rough punchy dopey pixillated silly spaced spacey zonked-out muddleheaded spaced-out punch-drunk dopy addle pixilated muzzy addlepated raddled zonked slaphappy dizzy spacy not with it fiendish storm-tossed deeply affected driven to distraction harmed fuzzy taken over under a spell in the grip of herky-jerky struck down laid low

Adjective

Sly, cautious, and secretive
furtive secret sneaky covert sly clandestine sneaking surreptitious cloaked hidden secretive stealthy underhand conspiratorial slinking underground hugger-mugger hush-hush skulking wily shifty backstairs behind-the-scenes hole-and-corner indirect oblique private privy shady sidelong sideways slippery sneak stealth undercover underhanded under-the-table black artful behind someone's back calculating circumspect cloak and dagger crafty creepy cunning disguised elusive evasive foxy guileful insidious masked scheming sub-rosa tricky under the table hole and corner under wraps noiseless catlike quiet concealed silent feline enigmatic catty cloak-and-dagger closet veiled shrouded back-alley on the QT backstair devious hole-in-the-corner fraudulent confidential dark top-secret incognito duplicitous designing unethical unscrupulous dirty unfair subtle two-faced snide shonky slim surprise murky buried obscured low-down dissembled on the sly on the quiet backdoor unseen clever mean unauthorized subversive shorthanded fly carny contemptible slinky cowardly yellow unbowed unauthorised quick under-the-counter illicit illegitimate illegal unsuspected QT camouflaged ulterior incog sub rosa intelligence in holes and corners spy ambiguous clouded mystic occult strange obscure unenlightened deep enigmatical unintelligible out-of-the-way covered mystical creep underneath in ambush deceitful treacherous dishonest double-dealing unofficial protected immoral dishonourable unprincipled disreputable closed inside classified conniving dubious crooked cheating Janus-faced privileged discreet unsporting unsportsmanlike two-timing hushed intimate backstage restricted esoteric unknown undisclosed nonpublic offstage inconspicuous dodgy below the belt untold censored unpublished unrevealed non-public top secret shrewd beguiling cute fishy slick bent snidey cagey cagy behind the scenes under one's hat tête-à-tête not for publication off the record in camera not to be disclosed strictly confidential not open close to one's chest not for circulation one-on-one not to be made public not in the public domain insincere erring dishonorable errant obliquitous gimmicky Machiavellian playing politics put on playing games not straightforward faking one out

Antonym of cautious

cautious Idiom, Proverb

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