What does circumspect mean?

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ˈsɜr kəmˌspɛktcir·cum·spect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circumspect, discreet(adj)

    heedful of potential consequences

    "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"

Wiktionary

  1. circumspect(Adjective)

    Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.

    Being aware of the danger of upsetting her audience, she was somewhat circumspect in her comments.

    Etymology: From circumspecto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circumspect(adj)

    attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious; prudent; wary

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Circumspect

    sėr′kum-spekt, adj. looking round on all sides watchfully: cautious: prudent.—n. Circumspec′tion, watchfulness: caution: examining.—adj. Circumspec′tive, looking around: wary.—adv. Cir′cumspectly.—n. Cir′cumspectness. [L. specĕre, spectum, to look.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumspect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumspect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of circumspect in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Daly:

    The outlook is tenuous for some countries, given the sensitivity for oil, investors will be a little bit more circumspect and demand a higher risk premium when it comes to these kind of commodities-sensitive countries in the current backdrop.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thy equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best of the company is the way to grow worse; the best means to grow better is to be the worst there.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    Here is my understanding, if you lived a good life people would recognize it – like the American Bar Association has the gold standard, his integrity is absolutely unquestioned. He is the very circumspect in his personal conduct. Harbors no biases or prejudices. He is entirely ethical. Is a really decent person. He is warm, friendly, unassuming – he is the nicest person.

  4. Francis Quarles:

    Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.

  5. Chester Good:

    I’m not saying that physicians shouldn’t be using drugs off-label, it happens all the time, but we need to be more circumspect when we do so. Indications should either be supported by some evidence or recommended in guidelines.

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