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What is the opposite of reckless?

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Opposite of having no regard for danger or consequences
“Norman had always been a cautious driver and he passed on to Lucy various tips, such as not exceeding 48 mph to extend the life of the vehicle.”
Opposite of acting or done hastily or without proper thought or consideration
Opposite of having a reckless attitude or manner
Opposite of lacking moderation or control in one's behavior or habits
Opposite of not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning
Opposite of inclined to waste or squander money or resources
Opposite of likely to have adverse consequences
“We don't need a stuntman for this scene as it is absolutely safe for you to perform yourself.”
Opposite of disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control
Opposite of stupid or foolish, or behaving in such a way
“She was so sensible with her savings! I wish I could be as frugal as her.”
Opposite of rash or impulsive in nature
“On the one hand, he is likely to make a considered choice, but on the other, he's also likely to lament over the many other options he didn't pick.”
(of a lifestyle) Opposite of extravagant or reckless in nature
“The science professor lived a sedate life in his younger years.”
Opposite of inclined to behave in a reckless or outrageous manner
“Even in the face of adversity, she was calm and taught them the meaning of indomitable courage and optimism.”
Opposite of produced or carried out in a hasty or perfunctory manner
Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
“After looking down, he became too timid to carry on with the climb.”
Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future
Opposite of not able to be depended or relied upon (for stability)
“A facility's electrical system is only as reliable as the weakest link in the system.”
Opposite of denoting or relating to a sport involving great risk
“I wasn't particularly adventurous, so a tame sport like billiards was appropriate for me.”
Opposite of causing, or likely to cause, death
Opposite of exceeding the bounds of credibility
“Certain beliefs are epistemologically basic because they are intrinsically credible or self-evidencing.”
Opposite of having the pursuit of pleasure as one's chief aim
Opposite of not considerate of others
“If she is a good friend, she will appreciate your honesty and be more considerate of your feelings.”
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