Definition of circumspect in English:
Wary and unwilling to take risks: the officials were very circumspect in their statements
More example sentences
- The difference between us is that you write like a bombastic lecturer and not like a prudent and circumspect lawyer.
- On theology they enjoy precedence over politicians; on politics they should be circumspect.
- They were circumspect, typically observing the dog from a distance.
Late Middle English: from Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere 'look around', from circum 'around, about' + specere 'look'.
- Example sentences
- If you are observant you can get little glimpses into their lives by watching and listening circumspectly.
- He began circumspectly, prodding tentatively at the few balls he faced.
- Let me put it as circumspectly as I can - the government is culpable, and not just for incompetence.
Words that rhyme with circumspectretrospect • Dordrecht
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