circumspect was our Word of the Day on 11/14/2008. Hear the podcast!
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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
Recent Examples of circumspect from the Web
The Saudis picked a diplomatic row with Qatar, citing their Gulf neighbor’s cordial ties with Iran -- and got vocal support from Trump, even though others in his administration have been more circumspect.
Nina Turner, the former Ohio state senator now being pushed by progressive groups there to run for governor next year, was less circumspect.
While the Trump administration seeks a 15% corporate tax rate and House Republicans call for a 20% tax rate, down from the current 35%, Mr. Hatch remained circumspect.
Other senior Kurdish officials, though, have in the past been more circumspect, arguing that the primary aim of a vote would be to ensure greater self-determination rather than outright independence.
The former is afraid of nothing; being three decades older, the latter is more circumspect.
Third District at-large Councilman Quinton Lucas agreed but was circumspect in his comments on how the city should proceed.
Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson, Labrador was circumspect in his appraisal and hinted at a major reworking when Congress gets to work on revisions.
Later reports tended to be more circumspect about the firm’s importance.
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Origin and Etymology of circumspect
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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