Cautelous
Cautelous Cau"te*lous, a. [F. cauteleux, LL. cautelosus. See {Cautel}.] 1. Caution; prudent; wary. [Obs.] ``Cautelous, though young.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. Crafty; deceitful; false. [Obs.] --Shak. -- {Cau"te*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Cau"te*lous*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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