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Definition of Cautionary

Cautionary

  1. Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.
  2. Given as a pledge or as security.
  3. Wary; cautious.

Cautionary Quotations

Most songs that aren't jump-rope songs, or lullabies, are cautionary tales or goodbye songs and road songs.
Tom Waits

The Miguel Syjuco character is not me. I wanted him to represent my own fears and frustrations and guilt, my own worst tendencies and my optimistic expectations. He's a cautionary tale for me. But he's also an examination of the darkest things that haunt me as a person.
Miguel Syjuco

'Kitchen Confidential' wasn't a cautionary or an expose. I wrote it as an entertainment for New York tri-state area line cooks and restaurant lifers, basically; I had no expectation that it would move as far west as Philadelphia.
Anthony Bourdain

Cautionary tales were fantastic in the '70s.
Alfonso Cuaron

It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older. That's sort of a cautionary thing. I hope it doesn't happen to me.
Joel Coen
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Cautionary Translations

cautionary in German is warnend
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