[ sur-kuhm-spekt-lee ]
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  1. in a careful and prudent way; discreetly: All preachers ought to work hard at living circumspectly, as they are called to be examples.

Origin of circumspectly


Other words from circumspectly

  • non·cir·cum·spect·ly, adverb
  • un·cir·cum·spect·ly, adverb

Words Nearby circumspectly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use circumspectly in a sentence

  • This greatly distressed Birgitte and Mette, who devised many plans to induce the bird to act more circumspectly.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • The cave was plainly a wild beast's lair, and he entered circumspectly.

    Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • During a lull in the battle I left the regiment and circumspectly proceeded forward to reconnoiter.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel | Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • No sooner was his back turned than Grimalkin slipped across the yard and approached circumspectly.

    Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
  • But many of these pitfalls may be avoided if one narrows his path and walks circumspectly in it.

    Literature in the Elementary School | Porter Lander MacClintock