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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun circumspection:
Definition of the noun circumspection
What does circumspection mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: circumspections
- knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of circumspection: discreetness / discretion / prudence
- more generic words: discernment / judgement / judgment / sagaciousness / sagacity = the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
- more specific word: confidentiality = discretion in keeping secret information
- the trait of being circumspect and prudent
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of circumspection: caution
- more generic words: discernment / discretion = the trait of judging wisely and objectively
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun circumspection
- Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness; vigilance.
"Circumspection" is a composition.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for circumspection
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Materiality And Society (2004)
by Dant, Tim
Rather than a distinctive action of looking, a looking that is an action complete in itself, 'circumspection' is that form of sight which is part of the flow of a familiar action. Circumspection is a bodily capacity to orient the material form of the body ...
Martin Heidegger (2014)
Key Concepts by Bret W. Davis
Circumspection is a particular understanding of being (in contrast to being as understood) and as such a mode of being-in. This “understanding of” Heidegger describes as disclosure, an opening up of what was closed off or hidden. The act of ...
The Ideological Foundatation of the Islamic Revolution in Iran by Hamid Dabashi
Circumspection is the first virtue, or is it vice, revolutionaries choose to discard. The First President Sayyid Abolhasan Bani-Sadr was born on Wednesday, 22 March 1933, in the small village of Baghcheh near Hamadan in central Iran.
The pamphleteer (1815)
by Abraham John Valpy
Fear and Terror are degrees of the activity of the organ of Cautiousnees; Circumspection is a more slow and salutary affection of it. 236.
by Kathleen A. Cahalan
Circumspection refers to the means to attain that end and whether the means are good and suitable. As noted in chapter 5, Aquinas teaches that action involves what is intended as the end of action, what the aim is as well as the means they ...
Perfecting Human Actions (2009)
St. Thomas Aquinas on Human Participation in Eternal Law by John Michael Rziha
Circumspection is the act of considering the relevant circumstances. Since practical matters contain many combinations of circumstances, ...
The Heidegger Dictionary (2013)
by Daniel O. Dahlstrom
Circumspection. (Umsicht). “The most acute manner of merely looking upon the so-and-so constituted appearance of things can not discover what is handy. The view of things, looking-upon [them] only 'theoretically', dispenses with the ...
by William J. Raynor
Circumspection is a form of nonmonontone logic. It achieves this by adding formulae to that basic predicate logic that limit (circumscribe) the predicates in the initial formulae.
by John Ogilvie
Circumspection (ser-kum-spek'shon), n. Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case, and to the natural or probable consequences of a measure, with a view to a correct course of conduct or to avoid danger; observation of the true ...
A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc
The same differences in implications and connotations are apparent in the nouns caution, circumspection, wariness, chariness, calculation when they denote the quality of the character or the mental processes of one who is so attentive.
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Scrabble value of C3I1R1C3U1M3S1P3E1C3T1I1O1N1
The value of this 14-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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