G+ LoME Archive
Mar 10, 2016 (22:40)
Any idea how to express "careful" in S or Q? It is a word that is really missing in my oppinion.
Mar 10, 2016 (23:12)
"watchful, vigilant" in PE22?
Mar 11, 2016 (09:15)
Mar 12, 2016 (17:19)
I thought more of ", canny, deliberate", to be cautious hand not too hasty.
Mar 12, 2016 (17:25)
"the hunter is to be careful lest he scares his prey", "be careful with what you say in this company" etc.
Mar 12, 2016 (20:47)
cautious, careful, watchful, heedful, these are all synonyms to me, but perhaps a native English speaker can give us some guidance here
or you can go for a negative like
Mar 12, 2016 (21:48)
Yeah cautious and careful aren't the same at all to me. To be cautious of something is to be wary of it, the be careful is to be full of concern and care for. They can be used as synonyms of one another obviously, but a hunter being careful implies to me one stepping through the forest, a cautious hunter implies one warily looking out for what's around him.
In the given context I agree with tirweg, watchful