Definition of circumspect adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmspekt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmspekt//
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thinking very carefully about something before doing it, because there may be risks involved synonym cautious He was very circumspect in his financial affairs. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere ‘look around’, from circum ‘around, about’ + specere ‘look’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: circumspect