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Synonyms for circumspect
ˈsɜr kəmˌspɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circumspect, discreet(adj)

    heedful of potential consequences

    "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"

    Synonyms:
    discreet, discerning

    Antonyms:
    imprudent

Wiktionary

  1. circumspect(adjective)

    Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent.

    Being aware of the danger of upsetting her audience, she was somewhat circumspect in her comments.

    Synonyms:
    wary, thoughtful, cautious, prudent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circumspect

    Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.

    Synonyms:
    alert, awake, careful, cautious, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, vigilant, wakeful, wary, watchful, wide-awake

    Antonyms:
    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circumspect

    Synonyms:
    cautious, wary, careful, heedful, attentive, prudent, watchful, scrupulous, vigilant

    Antonyms:
    heedless, incautious, careless, reckless, invigilant, incircumspect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. circumspect(a.)

    Synonyms:
    cautious, wary, careful, watchful, heedful, considerate, judicious, vigilant, attentive, discreet, prudent; not rash, heedless, or headlong

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cautious, prudent, careful

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How to use circumspect in a sentence?

  1. Feltham:

    In all that belongs to man you cannot find a greater wonder than memory. What a treasury of all things! What a record! What a journal of all! As if provident Nature, because she would have man circumspect, had furnished him with an account-book, to carry always with him. Yet it neither burthens nor takes up room.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.

  3. Francis Quarles:

    Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    Here is my understanding, if you lived a good life people would recognize it – like the American Bar Association has the gold standard, his integrity is absolutely unquestioned. He is the very circumspect in his personal conduct. Harbors no biases or prejudices. He is entirely ethical. Is a really decent person. He is warm, friendly, unassuming – he is the nicest person.

  5. Jonathan London:

    We'll see more of an unmitigated charm offensive than what's going on behind closed doors, the general view is there's an emerging crop of prospective leaders of the variety that sees international integration as an opportunity more than a threat, and has a more circumspect view of Beijing.


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