Word of the Day: CIRCUMSPECT

 

cir·cum·spect

adjective \ˈsər-kəm-ˌspekt\

: thinking carefully about possible risks before doing or saying something

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

  1. <she has a reputation for being quiet and circumspect in investigating charges of child abuse>
  2. Anons in the “troof movement” are never circumspect when posting.
  3. 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

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumspect

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