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1. circumspect

adjective. ['ˈsɝːkəmˌspɛkt'] heedful of potential consequences.

Synonyms

  • discreet

Antonyms

  • improvident
  • foolish

Etymology

  • circumspecto (Latin)
  • circum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Circumspect

  • aftereffect
  • albrecht
  • architect
  • aspect
  • dialect
  • hambrecht
  • insect
  • intellect
  • intellect
  • intertect
  • introspect
  • prefect
  • retrospect
  • rupprecht
  • schildknecht
  • schiltknecht
  • suspect
  • transect
  • utecht

Example sentences of the word circumspect


1. Adjective
Equally, men in leadership positions are circumspect about championing younger women.

Quotes containing the word circumspect


1. We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her.
- Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli - Original Version

3. En un mot, pour tirer la loi de l'expérience, if faut généraliser; c'est une nécessité qui s'impose à l'observateur le plus circonspect.In one word, to draw the rule from experience, one must generalize; this is a necessity that imposes itself on the most circumspect observer.
- Henri Poincaré, The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare

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