American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being circumspect. See Synonyms at prudence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case, and to natural or probable consequences, with a view to ascertain the correct or safe course of conduct or to avoid undesirable results; watchfulness; wariness; caution: as, “sly circumspection,”
- n. Synonyms Vigilance, thoughtfulness, forecast, deliberation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness.
- n. the trait of being circumspect and prudent
- n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
- From Latin circumspectio (Wiktionary)
“It's the man's lesson in circumspection that did it.”
“That may be, but a bit of circumspection is in order, too.”
“Second baseman Fernando Vina said circumspection is inevitable.”
“He had little to lose, but he had everything to gain; and being a patient man, he resolved to gain all he could by circumspection -- in other words, by acting according to his nature, rather than by risking himself in a bold course of action for which he was wholly unsuited.”
“This, it seems to us, is a situation that, even in today's media environment, called for the kind of circumspection and restraint that WCBS and others showed in 1992.”
“And I certainly don't remember that kind of circumspection in the run up to the meltdown.”
“Thus the counterculture offers historians the opportunity to study the foundational gender assumptions of American society at that time closest to our own when men articulated their sexual politics absent the kind of circumspection that radical-feminist criticism now inspires in some circles. 24”
“That kind of circumspection seems to characterize a lot of reporters 'experiences in Baghdad.”
“I remember I used even to go about at that time with a kind of circumspection, as though I had a sacred chalice within me, full of a priceless liquid, which I was afraid of spilling over ....”
“His Majesty wishes to destroy that circumspection which is the reproach of the navy; that defensive system which paralyzes our fleet and doubles the enemy's.”
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