Definition of cautionary in English:


Line breaks: cau¦tion|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːʃ(ə)n(ə)ri


  • Serving as a warning: a cautionary tale
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    • Fritz is a darkly comic cautionary tale warning of the danger of consumerism and entrepreneurial greed.
    • Yet all the words of warning and cautionary tales cannot dent his ambition to do something out of the ordinary.
    • These three books constitute both landmarks and cautionary warnings in a long process that none of them addresses directly.

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