circumspection

  • 1 Circumspection — Cir cum*spec tion, n. [L. circumspectio.] Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness. [1913 Webster] With silent circumspection, unespied. Milton. Syn: Caution; prudence; watchfulness; deliberation;… …

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  • 2 circumspection — (n.) late 14c., careful observation of one s surroundings, from O.Fr. circumspection (Mod.Fr. circonspection), from L. circumspectionem (nom. circumspectio) looking around, noun of action from pp. stem of circumspicere (see CIRCUMSPECT (Cf.… …

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  • 3 circumspection — index caution (vigilance), deliberation, diligence (care), discretion (quality of being discreet), discrimination (good judgmen …

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  • 4 circumspection — caution, wariness, calculation, chariness (see under CAUTIOUS) Analogous words: carefulness or care, punctiliousness, punctuality, meticulosity, scrupulousness (see corresponding adjectives at CAREFUL): discretion, forethought, foresight,… …

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  • 5 circumspection — /serr keuhm spek sheuhn/, n. circumspect observation or action; caution; prudence: He approached with circumspection. [1350 1400; ME < L circumspection (s. of circumspectio), equiv. to circumspect(us) CIRCUMSPECT + ion ION] * * * …

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  • 6 circumspection — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)kəmspe̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft with N Circumspection is cautious behaviour and a refusal to take risks. [FORMAL] The angry man would have to be handled with circumspection. Syn: caution, care …

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  • 7 circumspection — circumspect ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cautious or prudent. DERIVATIVES circumspection noun circumspectly adverb. ORIGIN Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere look around …

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  • 8 circumspection — noun see circumspect …

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  • 9 circumspection — noun Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness; vigilance …

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  • 10 circumspection — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. caution, prudence, wariness, heed; see care 1 , prudence . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters: caution, discretion, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness,… …

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  • 11 circumspection — cir·cum·spec·tion || ‚sɜːkÉ™m spekʃn n. caution, prudence …

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  • 12 circumspection — n. Caution, wariness, watchfulness, thoughtfulness, care, vigilance, attention, prudence, discretion, forecast …

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  • 13 circumspection — n caution, care, prudence, discretion, solicitude, providence, forethought, foresight; cautiousness, carefulness, heedfulness, mindfulness; attention, attentiveness, watchfulness, alertness, vigilance; chariness, wariness, leeriness, apprehension …

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  • 14 circumspection — cir·cum·spec·tion …

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  • 15 circumspection — See: circumspect …

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  • 16 circumspection — cir•cum•spec•tion [[t]ˌsɜr kəmˈspɛk ʃən[/t]] n. circumspect observation or action • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L cir cum•spec′tive tɪv adj …

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  • 17 circumspection — /sɜkəmˈspɛkʃən/ (say serkuhm spekshuhn) noun circumspect observation or action; caution; prudence …

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  • 18 circumspection — noun 1. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress the servants showed great tact and discretion • Syn: ↑discretion, ↑discreetness, ↑prudence • Derivationally related forms: ↑prudent (for: ↑ …

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  • 19 lack of circumspection — index indiscretion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20 want of circumspection — index impropriety Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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