circumspect Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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circumspectadjective

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