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Cautionary - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Cautionary' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cautionary [ a.]
- Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.
- Given as a pledge or as security.
- Wary; cautious.

Meaning of 'Cautionary' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cautionary [ s]
Meaning (1):
- serving to warn
Example in sentence:
  • an exemplary jail sentence;
  • shook a monitory finger at him
Meaning (2):
- warding off
Example in sentence:
  • the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples