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Meaning of CIRCUMSPECTION

Pronunciation:  `surkum'spekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the trait of being circumspect and prudent
  2. [n]  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
 

CIRCUMSPECTION is a 14 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: caution, discreetness, discretion, prudence
 
 See Also: chariness, confidentiality, discernment, discernment, discretion, judgement, judgment, precaution, sagaciousness, sagacity, wariness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`cum*spec"tion\, n. [L. circumspectio.]
Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case;
caution; watchfulness.

      With silent circumspection, unespied.    --Milton.

Syn: Caution; prudence; watchfulness; deliberation;
     thoughtfulness; wariness; forecast.



 

 

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