- Circumspection Cir`cum*spec"tion, n. [L. circumspectio.]
Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case;
With silent circumspection, unespied. --Milton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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.… … Etymology dictionary
circumspection — index caution (vigilance), deliberation, diligence (care), discretion (quality of being discreet), discrimination (good judgmen … Law dictionary
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,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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] * * * … Universalium
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 … English dictionary
circumspection — circumspect ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cautious or prudent. DERIVATIVES circumspection noun circumspectly adverb. ORIGIN Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere look around … English terms dictionary
circumspection — noun see circumspect … New Collegiate Dictionary
circumspection — noun Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness; vigilance … Wiktionary
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,… … English dictionary for students
circumspection — cirÂ·cumÂ·specÂ·tion || â€šsÉœËkÉ™m spekÊƒn n. caution, prudence … English contemporary dictionary