View synonyms for circumspection


[ sur-kuhm-spek-shuhn ]


  1. circumspect observation or action; caution; prudence:

    He approached with circumspection.

Discover More

Other Words From

  • over·circum·spection noun

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of circumspection1

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin circumspectiōn- (stem of circumspectiō ), equivalent to circumspect ( us ) circumspect + -iōn- -ion

Discover More

Example Sentences

However, we also benefit, as an all-female team, from a circumspection which means that we can see potential in businesses and sectors which are typically overlooked by others in our space.

"You communicated with him by circumspection," says Judith Bruce, a Radcliffe student who dated him for two years.

The KGB and the Egyptian army were institutions that rewarded circumspection and loyalty.

The Supreme Court exists to interpret with a greater degree of circumspection the laws the legislature passes.

Wilson carried his circumspection further during and after the war.

The utmost circumspection became necessary, and the young preacher had to bear up against much strife and opposition.

And then he proceeded with circumspection and dignity to demonstrate the process of decocting that mysterious beverage.

To flee was more than I could find courage for; but I registered a vow of unsleeping circumspection.

But I suggest that you do so with the utmost circumspection.

The ten galleys were ordered to advance rapidly, but with the greatest circumspection.