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English definition of “circumspect”

circumspect

adjective     /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     /ˌsɜː.kəmˈspek.ʃən/ US  /ˌsɝː-/ noun [U] This is a very sensitive case requiring extreme circumspection.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful circumspectly     /-li/ adverb
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