Origin of circumspectMiddle English from Classical Latin circumspectus, past participle of circumspicere, to look about: see circum- and spy
If you have two choices and always choose the least risky one, this is an example of a time when you arecircumspect.
Origin of circumspectMiddle English from Latin circumspectus past participle of circumspicere to take heed circum- circum- specere to look ; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more circumspect, superlative most circumspect)
From Latin circumspectō (“look around”).
- It was done in a circumspect manner.
- He is equally circumspect on the issue of whether outside promoters will manage these tours.
- In this situation you need to be very circumspect about claiming interactions.
- The circumspect approach to the ridge now loomed above him.
- As foreign minister he was cautious and circumspect.