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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < L circumspectus, pp. of circumspicere, to look about: see circum- & spy
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Origin: Middle English, from Latin circumspectus, past participle of circumspicere, to take heed : circum-, circum- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
- cirˈcum·spectˌly adverb