circumspect
[ sur-kuhm-spekt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere ‘look around’, from circum ‘around, about’ + specere ‘look’
Synonyms
  • cagey
  • careful
  • considerate
  • discriminating
  • judicious
  • meticulous
  • prudent
  • scrupulous
  • vigilant
  • wary
Antonyms
  • careless
  • foolish
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • negligent
  • reckless
  • thoughtless
  • unscrupulous
  • unwise
Definition
watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent; well-considered
Example
The president of the company was very circumspect in her statements.
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