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[ UK /sˈɜːkəmspˌɛkt/ ]
[ US /ˈsɝkəmˌspɛkt/ ]
  1. heedful of potential consequences
    circumspect actions
    physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use
    a discreet investor
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How To Use circumspect In A Sentence

  • This relationship is also honest, but you keep it a bit more circumspect because you know this person is going to follow in your footsteps. Christianity Today
  • He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots. CHAPTER XV
  • Stevie is obvious in his affections for his fellow investigators; Moore is much more circumspect. 12. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • While he is always friendly, even jovial in a blokeish high-fiving way (his English having got better as my French gets worse) he tends to be infuriatingly circumspect and diplomatic.
  • The frequentation of courts checks this petulancy of manners; the good-breeding and circumspection which are necessary, and only to be learned there, correct those pertnesses. Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
  • This circumspect approach has served the company well in the past. Times, Sunday Times
  • If you are observant you can get little glimpses into their lives by watching and listening circumspectly.
  • People are more circumspect about claiming that new technologies will revolutionize the world.
  • He'll have to be a bit more circumspect with the things he says. Times, Sunday Times
  • He seems more boyish and youthful than the rather circumspect Sandler.
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