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Intellectuals who live in Hungary, or who wish to work or lecture there, are extremely circumspect in their criticism.
Hari Kunzru

Meaning of "circumspect" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIRCUMSPECT

From Latin circumspectus, from circum- + specere to look.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRCUMSPECT

circumspect  [ˈsɜːkəmˌspɛkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRCUMSPECT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Circumspect is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CIRCUMSPECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of circumspect in the English dictionary

The definition of circumspect in the dictionary is cautious, prudent, or discreet.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRCUMSPECT


affect
əˈfɛkt
aspect
ˈæspɛkt
checked
tʃɛkt
collect
kəˈlɛkt
connect
kəˈnɛkt
correct
kəˈrɛkt
direct
dɪˈrɛkt
disrespect
ˌdɪsrɪˈspɛkt
effect
ɪˈfɛkt
expect
ɪkˈspɛkt
inspect
ɪnˈspɛkt
introspect
ˌɪntrəˈspɛkt
project
ˈprɒdʒɛkt
prospect
ˈprɒspɛkt
protect
prəˈtɛkt
reinspect
ˌriːɪnˈspɛkt
respect
rɪˈspɛkt
retrospect
ˈrɛtrəʊˌspɛkt
select
sɪˈlɛkt
suspect
səˈspɛkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRCUMSPECT

circumscissile
circumscribable
circumscribe
circumscriber
circumscription
circumscriptive
circumscriptively
circumsolar
circumspection
circumspective
circumspectly
circumspectness
circumstance
circumstances
circumstantial
circumstantial evidence
circumstantiality
circumstantially
circumstantiate
circumstantiation

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRCUMSPECT

architect
change the subject
defect
detect
disconnect
elect
in effect
indirect
insect
knock-on effect
neglect
object
perfect
public housing project
redirect
reflect
reject
self-respect
subject
unsuspect

Synonyms and antonyms of circumspect in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CIRCUMSPECT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «circumspect» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of circumspect

Translation of «circumspect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRCUMSPECT

Find out the translation of circumspect to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of circumspect from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «circumspect» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

谨慎
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

circunspecto
570 millions of speakers

English

circumspect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चौकस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحذر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осмотрительным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

circunspecto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সতর্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

circonspect
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhati-hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

umsichtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慎重な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신중
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngati-ati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cẩn trọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எச்சரிக்கையுடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सावध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dikkatli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circospetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przezorny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обачним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumspect
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενημερωμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versigtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upplyst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsiktige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of circumspect

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMSPECT»

The term «circumspect» is regularly used and occupies the 102.170 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMSPECT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about circumspect

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QUOTES WITH «CIRCUMSPECT»

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Hari Kunzru
Intellectuals who live in Hungary, or who wish to work or lecture there, are extremely circumspect in their criticism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRCUMSPECT»

Discover the use of circumspect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to circumspect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The GüLen Hizmet Movement: Circumspect Activism in ...
This volume covers the origins, historical development, and ideas of one of the largest and most influential Islamic movements in the world, the Gülen Hizmet Movement (GHM).
Tamer Balci, Christopher L. Miller, 2012
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Circumspect Walking: Describing the Severall Rules, as to ...
As hee that ; very circumspect sor the . '0t1d, is most suspicious fathers, lest they onereach and beguile him : so ne that is most circum>ect for heauen , doth lore suspect himselfe than ry other. 4. A prepar'd-int wall-ing, y which a man is able to  ...
Thomas Taylor, 1631
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Circumspect
An entertaining read designed to take the reader on a dramatic, suspenseful journey.
Diane Brinkley, 2005
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Songs for the New Depression
Inspired by years of working at AIDS Project Los Angeles, as well as the loss of a partner to the disease. While a work of fiction, the novel is inspired by the life and passions of Shane Michael Sawick, who died in 1995.
Kergan Edwards-Stout, 2011
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Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professionals, Families, ...
They typically take the form of rigid ongoing interpersonal attitudes of a generally perverse and pessimistic nature, making patients with a paranoid personality disorder overly circumspect, evasive, highly suspicious, blaming individuals.
Martin Kantor, 2004
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Gaina Sûtras
([17)' Henceforth the Venerable Ascetic Mahavira was houseless, circumspect2 in his walking, circumspect in his speaking, circumspect in his begging, circumspect in his accepting (anything), in the carrying of his outfit and drinking vessel; ...
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The Sacred Books of the East: Gaina Sutras, pt. 1
(117)1 Henceforth the Venerable Ascetic Mahavira was houseless, circumspect2 in his walking, circumspect in his speaking, circumspect in his begging, circumspect in his accepting (anything), in the carrying of his outfit and drinking vessel ...
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The sacred books of the East
some error in his conduct ; and then the people will be attentive to their words, and circumspect in their conduct. It is said in the Book of Poetry (III, iii, ode 2, 5), " Be circumspect in all you say, And reverent bearing still display." It is said in the Ta ...
Friedrich Max Müller, 1885
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The Golden Book of Jainism
Henceforth the Venerable Ascetic Mahavira was houseless, circumspect in his walking, circumspect in his speaking, circumspect in his begging, circumspect in his accepting anything, in the carrying of his outfit and drinking vessel; circumspect ...
Mahendra Kulasrestha, 2006
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The imperial dictionary of the English language: a complete ...
Circumspect (seVkum-spekt), a. [L. cir- cums pectus — circum, round, and specin, to look.] Lit. looking on all sides; looking round; hence, examining carefully nil the circumstances that may affect a determination ; watchful on all Bides; wary.
John Ogilvie, Charles Annandale, 1885

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRCUMSPECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term circumspect is used in the context of the following news items.
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Intermission: Fun and games
... once intended for Nicole Kidman, who dropped out after shooting delays—newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was circumspect. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Allentown City Hall search signals feds likely have evidence
"In other cases they have a much harder road because defendants have been much more circumspect in their communications." That's often ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»
3
International Lawyer Barry Grossman Slams Hillary Clinton's Pro …
The former secretary of state has been circumspect about talking about the proposed Iran nuclear deal but had extended open support for ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
4
Court Freezes Assets of Dealer Timothy Sammons Accused of …
Their complaint alleges that after the sale, Sammons "became evasive and circumspect" and that after months of repeated demands, on or ... «artnet News, Jul 15»
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Sharing 'goodies' during election is punishable by law – CDD
Asked how this act can be eliminated, he challenged Ghanaians to be more circumspect and report any person to the appropriate authorities. «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims
... regulations do set a benchmark of understanding to be an “average consumer who is reasonably well informed, observant and circumspect. «Food Safety Magazine, Jul 15»
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MPs spent more than $11000 on flags for local groups
In the electorate of Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker's office was more circumspect, spending $3654 for the same period. "We've just restocked," Mr ... «Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Jul 15»
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Classic interview with Ginger Baker: "You have to be mad to be a …
It's odd then that he's so circumspect about giving it pride of place on his CV. “The main problem is that because of Cream people tend to think ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
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Foreign labels shop for space, ousting local brands
Which is why mall manager are becoming more circumspect while allotting spaces — trimming them if necessary. And they're also signing ... «Financial Express, Jul 15»
10
Bulgaria PM says all measures taken to shield banks from Greece
"Tusk confirmed the fully adequate and circumspect actions of the Bulgarian government and appealed to people not to give in to speculations ... «Reuters, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Circumspect [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/circumspect>. Nov 2019 ».
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