circumspect circumspect  /ˈsɜr kəm ˌspɛkt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) heedful of potential consequences

Usage(s):

  1. After the defeat in the finals, the captain was very circumspect while giving the post match interview.
  2. The community leader was very circumspect when he talked about the issues that led to the desertion of his right-hand man, some say in order to keep the door ajar for the prodigal to return.
  3. Gina was trained to be circumspect in what she disclosed to the press; it was finally a persistent journalist who made her spill the beans.

News

  • 4 Exchanges You Should Listen To About NSA Surveillance

    Today was round two on Capitol Hill. After the Senate Appropriations Committee questioned the director of the National Security Agency , the House Judiciary Committee grilled FBI Director Robert Mueller. While Gen. Keith Alexander seemed enthusiastic about releasing more information to the public, yesterday, the FBI's Mueller was more circumspect, saying the leaks of classified information hurt ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

Quotes

  1. "He's in a no-win situation," said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., an Obama backer. "If he stretches out his knowledge and expounds on all the things he knows, he runs the risk of being patronizing. If he is circumspect and is short-winded and...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Claire McCaskill Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "Judge Southwick is a qualified, sensitive and circumspect person," said Feinstein, who said the nominee was neither insensitive or a racist.
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: Forbes

  3. "I think the most important thing you can say about Ban Ki-moon is that he has not bought into this dangerous idea," Bolton said. "He is concentrating on doing the job of secretary-general. He's doing it in a circumspect way, kind of learning...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: John Bolton Source: FOX News

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