Circumspection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsɜːrkəmˈspekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word circumspection
Brit.  |ˌsəːkəmˈspɛkʃn|  British pronunciation of the word circumspection

noun

- knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress (syn: discreetness, discretion, prudence)
- the trait of being circumspect and prudent (syn: caution)

Examples

...she has a reputation for being quiet and circumspect in investigating charges of child abuse...

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