circumspect

  • 1 circumspect — CIRCUMSPÉCT, Ă, circumspecţi, te, adj. (livr.) Care vorbeşte şi acţionează cu prudenţă, cu rezervă; care trădează, exprimă prudenţă; precaut, prudent, rezervat. – Din lat. circumspectus, fr. circonspect. Trimis de hai, 12.08.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Circumspect — Cir cum*spect, a. [L. circumspectus, p. p. of circumspicere to look about one s self, to observe; circum + spicere, specere, to look. See {Spy}.] Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Circumspect — Circumspect, umsichtig; Circumspection, Umsicht; Circumspiciren, umsehen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 4 circumspect — I adjective alert, assiduous, astute, attending, attentive, careful, cautious, cautus, chary, circumspective, cognizant, conscientious, conscious, considerate, contemplative, deliberate, deliberative, diligent, discerning, discreet, discretionary …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 circumspect — (adj.) early 15c., from L. circumspectus deliberate, well considered, pp. of circumspicere look around, take heed, from circum around (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + specere to look (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 circumspect — adj *cautious, wary, calculating, chary Analogous words: *careful, punctilious, punctual, meticulous, scrupulous: vigilant, *watchful, alert Antonyms: audacious Contrasted words: venturesome, rash, reckless, daring, daredevil, foolhardy,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 circumspect — [adj] cautious, discreet attentive, cagey, calculating, canny, careful, chary, considerate, deliberate, discriminating, gingerly, guarded, heedful, judicious, meticulous, observant, politic, prudent, punctilious, safe, sagacious, sage, scrupulous …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 circumspect — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cautious or prudent. DERIVATIVES circumspection noun circumspectly adverb. ORIGIN Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere look around …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 circumspect — [sʉr′kəm spekt΄] adj. [ME < L circumspectus, pp. of circumspicere, to look about: see CIRCUM & SPY] careful to consider all related circumstances before acting, judging, or deciding; cautious; careful SYN. CAREFUL circumspection n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 circumspect — cir|cum|spect [ sɜrkəm,spekt ] adjective thinking carefully about something before you say or do it: CAUTIOUS: circumspect about: Officials were very circumspect about possible causes of the accident. a circumspect response ╾ cir|cum|spec|tion [ …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 circumspect — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)kəmspekt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are circumspect, you are cautious in what you do and say and do not take risks. [FORMAL] The banks should have been more circumspect in their dealings... You seem to be implying, in your usual… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 circumspect — UK [ˈsɜː(r)kəmˌspekt] / US [ˈsɜrkəmˌspekt] adjective thinking carefully about something before you say or do it a circumspect response circumspect about: Officials were very circumspect about possible causes of the accident. Derived words:… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 circumspect — circumspectly, adv. circumspectness, n. /serr keuhm spekt /, adj. 1. watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent: circumspect behavior. 2. well considered: circumspect ambition. [1375 1425; late ME < L circumspectus (ptp. of circumspicere to look… …

    Universalium

  • 14 circumspect — adjective 1 thinking carefully about things before doing them; cautious: The journalist was circumspect, only tentatively linking the escape with the murder. 2 a circumspect action or answer is done or given only after careful thought… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 circumspect — /ˈsɜkəmspɛkt / (say serkuhmspekt) adjective 1. watchful on all sides; cautious; prudent: circumspect in behaviour. 2. well considered: circumspect ambition. {late Middle English, from Latin circumspectus, past participle, considerate, wary}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 circumspect — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French circonspect, from Latin circumspectus, from past participle of circumspicere to look around, be cautious, from circum + specere to look more at spy Date: 15th century …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 circumspect — adjective /ˈsəː.kəm.spɛkt,ˈsɚ.kəm.spɛkt/ Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent. Being aware of the danger of upsetting her audience, she was somewhat circumspect in her comments. Syn: cautious, prudent,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 circumspect — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. careful, discreet. See care. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cautious, careful, guarded, prudent; see careful . See Synonym Study at careful . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [SUR… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 circumspect — cir|cum|spect [ˈsə:kəmspekt US ˈsə:r ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of circumspicere to look around, be careful , from circum ( CIRCUM ) + specere to look ] thinking carefully about something before doing it, in …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 circumspect — adjective she would have to be circumspect in her dealings with Catherine Syn: cautious, wary, careful, chary, guarded, on one s guard; watchful, alert, attentive, heedful, vigilant, leery; informal cagey, playing one s cards close to one s chest …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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