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Definition of "circumspection" [cir•cum•spec•tion]

  • The state or quality of being circumspect. See Synonyms at prudence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circumspection" in a sentence
  • "It's the man's lesson in circumspection that did it."
  • "That may be, but a bit of circumspection is in order, too."
  • "Second baseman Fernando Vina said circumspection is inevitable."