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circumspection


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumspection  \Cir`cum*spec"tion\,  n.  [L.  circumspectio.] 
  Attention  to  all  the  facts  and  circumstances  of  a  case; 
  caution;  watchfulness. 
 
  With  silent  circumspection,  unespied  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Caution;  prudence;  watchfulness;  deliberation; 
  thoughtfulness;  wariness;  forecast. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumspection 
  n  1:  knowing  how  to  avoid  embarrassment  or  distress;  "the 
  servants  showed  great  tact  and  discretion"  [syn:  {discretion}, 
  {discreetness},  {prudence}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  circumspect  and  prudent  [syn:  {caution}] 




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