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Definitions for circumspection
ˌsɜr kəmˈspɛk ʃəncir·cum·spec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence(noun)

    knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

    "the servants showed great tact and discretion"

  2. circumspection, caution(noun)

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent


  1. circumspection(Noun)

    Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness; vigilance.

    Etymology: From circumspectio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circumspection(noun)

    attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumspection in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumspection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of circumspection in a Sentence

  1. Bharavi:

    Do nothing rashly; want of circumspection is the chief cause of failure and disaster. Fortune, wise lover of the wise, selects him for her lord who ere he acts reflects.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    Circumspection in calamity; mercy in greatness; good speeches in assemblies; fortitude in adversity: these are the self-attained perfections of great souls.

Images & Illustrations of circumspection

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