circumspective

[ sur-kuhm-spek-tiv ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈspɛk tɪv /

adjective

given to or marked by circumspection; watchful; cautious: His behavior was circumspective.

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Origin of circumspective

First recorded in 1625–35; circumspect + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM circumspective

cir·cum·spec·tive·ly, adverbun·cir·cum·spec·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for circumspective

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

    History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes