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cautious, timid
n. people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
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cautious
adj. unadventurous
cautious
adj. "a wary glance at the black clouds"
cautious
adj. showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
conservative, cautious
adj. avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
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afraid
adj. filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
open-eyed, argus-eyed, wakeful, vigilant
adj. carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"
shy
adj. easily startled or frightened
scrupulous, painstaking, conscientious
adj. characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
washed-out, washy, faded, bleached
adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
pastel
adj. delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink"
clever, canny, cagy, cagey
adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
fastidious
adj. giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
choosey, choosy
adj. difficult to please
politic
adj. marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"; "a politic decision"; "a politic manager"; "a politic old scoundrel"; "a shrewd and politic reply"
thrifty, careful
adj. mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money"
prudent
adj. careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
discreet, circumspect
adj. heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"
heady, wise, judicious
adj. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
level-headed, sound, levelheaded, intelligent, healthy
adj. exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
temperate
adj. not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
restrained, moderate
adj. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
thrifty
adj. careful and diligent in the use of resources
wise
adj. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
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safe
adj. (of an undertaking) secure from risk
shy
adj. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
upon one's guard, on one's guard, on your guard, on guard
adj. vigilant; "on guard against con artists"; "must remain on your guard in such a situation"
medium, intermediate, average
adj. around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"
fairish, reasonable, fair
adj. not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
limited
adj. not excessive
middle-of-the-road
adj. not extreme, especially in political views
small, modest
adj. not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
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brave
n. people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
adventuresome, adventurous
adj. willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
adventuresome, adventurous
adj. willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
bold
adj. fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
incautious
adj. carelessly failing to exercise proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs"
impetuous
adj. marked by violent force; "impetuous heaving waves"
extreme
adj. beyond a norm in views or actions; "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"
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