from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious; prudent; wary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literally, looking about on all sides; hence, examining carefully all the circumstances that may affect, a determination; watchful on all sides; cautious; wary.
- To look on all sides of; examine carefully; scrutinize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. heedful of potential consequences
I'm confused by your use of the word circumspect, though, in reference to your new location.
Gates praises Reagan for 'circumspect' use of U.S. military
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates praised President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday for being "circumspect" about putting American credibility or troops at risk in the absence of "a clear mission or strong odds of success."
CNN: Gates praises Reagan for 'circumspect' use of U.S. military
Defense Secretary Robert Gates praised President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday for being "circumspect" about putting American credibility or troops at risk in the absence of "a clear mission or strong odds of success."
I like the word "circumspect," and all of the synonyms for that word, including, "careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; discreet."
And I would talk to him about it, and he was kind of circumspect about the whole thing.
And there was a period throughout the '50s when Ellington products and works were released when Ellington had the opportunity to be more effusive or to at least even acknowledge Strayhorn - when the score to "Paris Blues" was issued or the score to "Anatomy of a Murder" or the score to "Beggar's Holiday" - when he was kind of circumspect about the truth.
Krishna also asked the US to be more "circumspect" in providing aid to Pakistan, which was being diverted for use against India.
Military gnarvaja Gates praises Reagan for 'circumspect' use of U.S.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.