Circumspect

Pronunciation: [ sur-kuhm-spekt ]


Definition: adjective

watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent; well-considered

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere ‘look around’, from circum ‘around, about’ + specere ‘look’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • cagey

  • careful

  • considerate

  • discriminating

  • judicious

  • meticulous

  • prudent

  • scrupulous

  • vigilant

  • wary

Antonyms:

  • careless

  • foolish

  • inattentive

  • incautious

  • indiscreet

  • negligent

  • reckless

  • thoughtless

  • unscrupulous

  • unwise

Example: The president of the company was very circumspect in her statements.

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