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circumspect

cir·cum·spect

circumspect

 
pronunciation:
suhr km spekt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by prudent consideration of circumstances or consequences; discreet; cautious.
Her friend's car accident after heavy drinking had made her more circumspect.
synonyms:
cautious, discreet, judicious
antonyms:
impulsive, incautious
similar words:
careful, chary, guarded, mindful, politic, provident, prudent, sagacious, wary
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derivations: circumspectly (adv.), circumspection (n.), circumspectness (n.)
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