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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress;
- Example: "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
[syn: discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence]

2. the trait of being circumspect and prudent;
[syn: circumspection, caution]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circumspection \Cir`cum*spec"tion\, n. [L. circumspectio.] Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness. [1913 Webster] With silent circumspection, unespied. --Milton. Syn: Caution; prudence; watchfulness; deliberation; thoughtfulness; wariness; forecast. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

circumspection n 1: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion" [syn: discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence] 2: the trait of being circumspect and prudent [syn: circumspection, caution]