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synonyms for circumspect

  • cagey
  • careful
  • considerate
  • discriminating
  • judicious
  • meticulous
  • prudent
  • scrupulous
  • vigilant
  • wary
  • attentive
  • calculating
  • canny
  • chary
  • deliberate
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • heedful
  • observant
  • politic
  • punctilious
  • safe
  • sagacious
  • sage
  • watchful
See also synonyms for: circumspectly / uncircumspect
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antonyms for circumspect

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  • careless
  • foolish
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • negligent
  • reckless
  • thoughtless
  • unscrupulous
  • unwise
  • audacious
  • bold
  • rash
  • uncareful
  • uncircumspect
  • unheedful
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How to use circumspect in a sentence

Even traditionally circumspect officials made little secret Wednesday of their frustration that the two lawmakers had thrust themselves into such a landscape.
U.S. LEADERS MOVE TO SHUT DOWN FURTHER FREELANCE TRIPS TO KABULANNIE LINSKEY, PAUL KANE, ALEX HORTON, TYLER PAGERAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He remains grateful for the blockbuster year he had around 1996 and ’97 — playing “Saturday Night Live,” winning Grammys — but he’s circumspect about the ephemeral nature of fame.
JAKOB DYLAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART COWBOY-TROUBADOUR, PART RABBITIM GREIVINGJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The show is more certain than ever that the status quo is untenable — and a lot less willing to be circumspect about that idea.
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He said in late April that he had a “high degree of confidence” that the virus came from a Wuhan lab, contradicting an on-the-record statement from his own intelligence community which was more circumspect.
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Meanwhile, some colleges that took aggressive action to combat the pandemic last year have been more circumspect about mandating vaccinations this spring.
MOST EMPLOYERS SHY AWAY FROM MANDATING CORONAVIRUS VACCINESDAN DIAMONDMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For all of the stereotypes about elected officials being circumspect in how they speak to the public, often carefully withholding their true views, there are moments when honesty shines through.
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When Leahy then asked whether the president could pardon himself for a crime, Barrett was circumspect.
BARRETT CONFIRMATION HEARING DAY THREE: BARRETT DECLINES TO SAY WHETHER IT’S WRONG TO SEPARATE MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM PARENTSDEREK HAWKINS, SEUNG MIN KIM, ANN MARIMOW, KAROUN DEMIRJIANOCTOBER 14, 2020WASHINGTON POST
While some feminists have seen much promise in the possibility for law reform, others have been more circumspect.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG FORGED A NEW PLACE FOR WOMEN IN THE LAW AND SOCIETYLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
So yeah, we need to be more circumspect and critical about the way we understand the role of law.
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What follows is a pretty detailed walk-through, but I’ll be more circumspect when discussing steps described at more length elsewhere, such as in our 2016 methodology guide.
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WORDS RELATED TO CIRCUMSPECT

  • Machiavellian
  • artful
  • canny
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • designing
  • devious
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • guileful
  • intelligent
  • manipulative
  • politic
  • safe
  • scheming
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • wary
  • wily
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