circumspect


circumspect
I adjective alert, assiduous, astute, attending, attentive, careful, cautious, cautus, chary, circumspective, cognizant, conscientious, conscious, considerate, contemplative, deliberate, deliberative, diligent, discerning, discreet, discretionary, discriminating, discriminative, exacting, guarded, heedful, intent, introspective, judicious, meditative, meticulous, mindful, observant, observing, on guard, painstaking, particular, percipient, perspicacious, precautionary, precautious, precise, premeditative, prepared, providus, prudens, prudent, reflecting, reflective, regardful, scrutinizing, sensitive, thinking, thorough, thoroughgoing, thoughtful, vigilant, wary, watchful, well-considered II index careful, discreet, guarded, irreprehensible, leery, meticulous, politic, provident (showing foresight), prudent, upright, vigilant

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  • circumspect — CIRCUMSPÉCT, Ă, circumspecţi, te, adj. (livr.) Care vorbeşte şi acţionează cu prudenţă, cu rezervă; care trădează, exprimă prudenţă; precaut, prudent, rezervat. – Din lat. circumspectus, fr. circonspect. Trimis de hai, 12.08.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • Circumspect — Cir cum*spect, a. [L. circumspectus, p. p. of circumspicere to look about one s self, to observe; circum + spicere, specere, to look. See {Spy}.] Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumspect — Circumspect, umsichtig; Circumspection, Umsicht; Circumspiciren, umsehen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • circumspect — (adj.) early 15c., from L. circumspectus deliberate, well considered, pp. of circumspicere look around, take heed, from circum around (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + specere to look (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumspect — adj *cautious, wary, calculating, chary Analogous words: *careful, punctilious, punctual, meticulous, scrupulous: vigilant, *watchful, alert Antonyms: audacious Contrasted words: venturesome, rash, reckless, daring, daredevil, foolhardy,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • circumspect — [adj] cautious, discreet attentive, cagey, calculating, canny, careful, chary, considerate, deliberate, discriminating, gingerly, guarded, heedful, judicious, meticulous, observant, politic, prudent, punctilious, safe, sagacious, sage, scrupulous …   New thesaurus

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

  • circumspect — [sʉr′kəm spekt΄] adj. [ME < L circumspectus, pp. of circumspicere, to look about: see CIRCUM & SPY] careful to consider all related circumstances before acting, judging, or deciding; cautious; careful SYN. CAREFUL circumspection n.… …   English World dictionary

  • circumspect — cir|cum|spect [ sɜrkəm,spekt ] adjective thinking carefully about something before you say or do it: CAUTIOUS: circumspect about: Officials were very circumspect about possible causes of the accident. a circumspect response ╾ cir|cum|spec|tion [ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • circumspect — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)kəmspekt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are circumspect, you are cautious in what you do and say and do not take risks. [FORMAL] The banks should have been more circumspect in their dealings... You seem to be implying, in your usual… …   English dictionary


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