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circumspect

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • wary and unwilling to take risks.
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Examples

He spoke earlier this morning and he was very circumspect about the capabilities of Mother Nature.

They may be more circumspect about public encouragement these days but they continue to sponsor and facilitate his freelance crusade.

With a trial looming, both media and defendants are usually circumspect about what they say for fear of prejudicing the outcome.

Its response: people should trust the police not to prosecute and the government to be circumspect.

It would be absurd to compare that Mediterranean passion for music with our own more circumspect attachment to the arts.

Teenagers led pretty circumspect lives in those days, with far less freedom than their counterparts today.

So you’d think people might be a little bit more circumspect, especially on that stretch of footpath.

I may have to review that, and become much more circumspect.

On theology they enjoy precedence over politicians; on politics they should be circumspect.

He may have taken this risk consciously; we might wish to be more circumspect.

I would expect that, when an activity is under threat, some attempt would be made by its supporters to be considerate and circumspect.

It is our duty to an injured ally to offer a circumspect response.

We’ve yet to pick our candidate, so I’ve got to be circumspect, but we certainly need a charismatic candidate.

People are more circumspect about claiming that new technologies will revolutionize the world.

They were circumspect, typically observing the dog from a distance.

Investor are now much more circumspect and vigilant, lest more wool is pulled over their eyes by yet another old goat.

The difference between us is that you write like a bombastic lecturer and not like a prudent and circumspect lawyer.

Alcohol and anger do not create new beliefs; they loosen the tongue on issues the person is normally more circumspect about.

Regular contributors are more news-sensitive and circumspect.

While he proclaims himself content with Perth’s relaxed way of life, he’s circumspect when asked about his career intentions.

He, however, said that the very nature of the crisis demanded careful collective circumspection.

I think this is an occasion on which it behoves us all to walk rather circumspectly.

He began circumspectly, prodding tentatively at the few balls he faced.

The pageant was played out artfully and circumspectly.

Now more than ever, the wise few must proceed cautiously and with circumspection.

Then he said that one should approach such issues with careful circumspection and logical evaluation.

But after the article below, I think I must be the epitome of caution and circumspection.

I believe some degree of circumspection, if not caution, is warranted.

If you are observant you can get little glimpses into their lives by watching and listening circumspectly.

Let me put it as circumspectly as I can - the government is culpable, and not just for incompetence.