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circumspective

[sur-kuh m-spek-tiv] /ˌsɜr kəmˈspɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
given to or marked by circumspection; watchful; cautious:
His behavior was circumspective.
Origin of circumspective
1625-1635
1625-35; circumspect + -ive
Related forms
circumspectively, adverb
uncircumspective, adjective
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  • 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

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