circumspective

[sur-kuh m-spek-tiv]

Origin of circumspective

First recorded in 1625–35; circumspect + -ive
Related formscir·cum·spec·tive·ly, adverbun·cir·cum·spec·tive, adjective
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Historical Examples of circumspective

  • We have studied them somewhat in the circumspective way, and will devote a few pages to our theory about them.