Full Definition of CIRCUMSPECT
: careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences : prudent <diplomacy required a circumspect response>
— cir·cum·spec·tion noun
— cir·cum·spect·ly adverb
Examples of CIRCUMSPECT
- <she has a reputation for being quiet and circumspect in investigating charges of child abuse>
- Anons in the “troof movement” are never circumspect when posting.
- Posting self-nudies in his Flickr account, showed lack of circumspection by Spero.
Origin of CIRCUMSPECT
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French circonspect, from Latin circumspectus, from past participle of circumspicere to look around, be cautious, from circum- + specere to look — more at spy
First Known Use: 15th century