circumspection circumspection  /ˌsɜr kəm ˈspɛk ʃən/


  1. (n) knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
  2. (n) the trait of being circumspect and prudent


  • Editorial: On Syria, Obama right the first time

    While we may have frequent occasion to grouse about President Barack Obama's domestic initiatives, we've also had plenty of opportunities to admire his circumspection in foreign affairs.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Orange County Register


  1. "But he has not flinched from his responsibility to consumers and the public at large - often, I am sure, in the face of advice from those who would counsel greater circumspection," McKenna said.
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Frank McKenna Source:

  2. "There was a frank exchange of views between the parties. Both recognised the need to put the national interest first," Madraiwiwi said. "It is critical that elements in the government and the military exercise circumspection and discretion...
    on Jan 15, 2006 By: Joni Madraiwiwi Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. James Madison wrote in Federalist paper #55, "As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust, so there are other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion of esteem and...
    on Sep 16, 2005 By: James Madison Source: The Conservative Voice

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