Definition of circumspection in English:

circumspection

noun

mass noun
  • The quality of being wary and unwilling to take risks; prudence.

    ‘circumspection is required in the day-to-day exercise of administrative powers’
    • ‘Then he said that one should approach such issues with careful circumspection and logical evaluation.’
    • ‘He, however, said that the very nature of the crisis demanded careful collective circumspection.’
    • ‘I believe some degree of circumspection, if not caution, is warranted.’
    • ‘But after the article below, I think I must be the epitome of caution and circumspection.’
    • ‘Now more than ever, the wise few must proceed cautiously and with circumspection.’
    caution, carefulness, care, wariness, chariness, guardedness
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Pronunciation

circumspection

/ˌsəːkəmˈspɛkʃn/