caveat

[ kav-ee-aht ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; Latin

from Latin, literally ‘let a person beware’

Synonyms

  • warning
  • caution
  • admonition
  • monition
  • red flag

Antonyms

  • incaution

Definition

a warning or caution; admonition

Example

The professor noted a few caveats prior to starting the film.

Usage Over Time

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