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Examples of circumspect in a sentence
she has a reputation for being quiet and circumspect in investigating charges of child abuse
Origin and Etymology of circumspect
Middle English, from Medieval French or Latin; Medieval 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
Synonym Discussion of circumspect
CIRCUMSPECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of circumspect for English Language Learners
: thinking carefully about possible risks before doing or saying something
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