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circumspection Line breaks: cir¦cum|spec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌsəːkəmˈspɛkʃn/

Definition of circumspection in English:


[mass noun]
The quality of being wary and unwilling to take risks; prudence: circumspection is required in the day-to-day exercise of administrative powers
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  • But after the article below, I think I must be the epitome of caution and circumspection.
  • He, however, said that the very nature of the crisis demanded careful collective circumspection.
  • Then he said that one should approach such issues with careful circumspection and logical evaluation.

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