Cautionary (adjective)

  1. Serving as a warning or reminder of a potential danger, problem, or error.
  2. Providing a warning or advice against something.


From latin cautionem (nominative cautio) "a taking care, a taking heed".


  1. He gave a cautionary tale about the perils of drug use.
  2. The story serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed.
  3. The article offers a cautionary note on the use of certain chemicals in food.
  4. The story is a cautionary reminder of the dangers of neglecting safety procedures.
  5. He is a cautionary example of how not to manage a business.
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