AskDefine | Define circumspect

Dictionary Definition

circumspect adj : heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor" [syn: discreet]

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  1. Aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent; cautious, prudent, thoughtful, or wary.
    Being aware of the danger of upsetting her audience, she was somewhat circumspect in her comments.

Derived terms


aware of all circumstances

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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