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English definition of “circumspect”

circumspect

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.spekt/ us    /ˈsɝː-/ formal
careful not to take risks: Officials were circumspect about what the talks had achieved.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
circumspection
noun [U] uk   /ˌsɜː.kəmˈspek.ʃən/ us    /ˌsɝː-/
This is a very sensitive case requiring extreme circumspection.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
circumspectly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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