[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;
With silent circumspection, unespied. --Milton.
Syn: Caution; prudence; watchfulness; deliberation;
thoughtfulness; wariness; forecast.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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: