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Daemon
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circumspect

(adjective) Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.

Synonyms: discreet

Usage: Because the drug was shown to have adverse side effects, physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use.
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: marked by caution and earnest attention to all significant circumstances and possible consequences of action (as action to be undertaken) and usually by prudence and discretion

<a circumspect investor>
<a circumspect action>
<the wicked are always alert and circumspect — George Meredith>

Origin of CIRCUMSPECT

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French circonspect, from Latin circumspectus, past participle of circumspicere to look around, be cautious, from circum- + specere to look — more at circum-, spy

First Known Use: 15th century

Related to CIRCUMSPECT

Synonyms:

alert, cautious, chary, careful, conservative, considerate, gingerly, guarded, heedful, safe, wary

Antonyms:

careless, heedless, incautious, unguarded, unmindful, unsafe, unwary

Related Words:

advertent, attentive, awake, observant, regardful, vigilant, watchful; hypercautious; foresighted, foresightful, forethoughtful, provident, thoughtful; cagey (also cagy), calculating, canny, shrewd; deliberate, slow; ultracareful, ultracautious

Near Antonyms:

bold, brash, impetuous, rash, reckless, venturesome; asleep, inattentive, regardless; inconsiderate, thoughtless; lax, neglectful, negligent, remiss; imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious; absentminded, forgetful; inadvertent, unintentional, unplanned
Omar Mariani
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CIRCUMSPECT: cautious, wary, careful, chary, guarded, on one's guard; discreet; watchful, alert, attentive, heedful, vigilant, observant; prudent, judicious, canny, politic; (informal) softly-softly, cagey, leery, playing one's cards close to one's chest

e.g.

It startled her that he should know this much when she had tried so hard to be circumspect in making her enquiries.
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i'm very discreet about my privacy
Irma Crespo
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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS.- CIRCUMSPECT.- 466. INTELLIGENCE, WISDOM VERBS 19. judicious, judicial, judgmatic(al) (coll.); prudent, prudential, politic, provident, considérate, circumspect, thoughtful, calculating, reflecting; discreet, discretionnay, discriminative, well-advised. I will consider the Pope very circumspect.
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