Circumspect is defined as cautious and unwilling to take risks.(adjective)
If you have two choices and always choose the least risky one, this is an example of a time when you arecircumspect.
See circumspect in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L circumspectus, pp. of circumspicere, to look about: see circum- & spy
See circumspect in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin circumspectus
Origin: , past participle of circumspicere, to take heed
Origin: : circum-, circum-
Origin: + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
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