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Definition of circumspect adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    circumspect

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈsərkəmˌspɛkt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1thinking very carefully about something before doing it, because there may be risks involved synonym cautious
  2. 2 He was very circumspect in his financial affairs.
circumspection
 
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NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈspɛkʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
circumspectly
 
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NAmE//ˈsərkəmˌspɛktli//
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: circumspect