Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “circumspect”

See all translations

circumspect

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.spekt/ us    /ˈsɝː-/ formal
careful not to take risks: Officials were circumspect about what the talks had achieved.
circumspection
noun [U] uk   /ˌsɜː.kəmˈspek.ʃən/ us    /ˌsɝː-/
This is a very sensitive case requiring extreme circumspection.
circumspectly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “circumspect”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小心的, 謹慎的, 審慎的…
in Russian действующий с оглядкой, обдуманно…
in Turkish tedbirli, itinalı, dikkatli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小心的, 谨慎的, 审慎的…
in Polish ostrożny…
(Definition of circumspect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of circumspect?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “circumspect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More