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Definition of the noun circumspection

What does circumspection mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: circumspections

  1. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
  2. 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


  1. Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness; vigilance.


"Circumspection" is a composition.

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Google previewMateriality 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 ...

Google previewVirtues, including excellences (second, third, fourth, & fifth parts) The Mosaic economy (1889)

by Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones, Charles Neil, Joseph Samuel Exell

ind circumspection is a mental effort. It must sometimes be a prolonged mental strain. V. Its Relations. 1 To allied virtues generally. [7196] Caution is the effect of fear, wariness of fear, ...

Google previewPerfecting 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, ...

Google previewEarth and Gods (2012)

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger by V. Vycinas

Circumspection is the cognition where the knower subordinates ...

Google previewIn Defense of Things (2010)

Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects by Bjørnar Olsen

Circumspection means that they belong "somewhere" within our range and our region and that we are directed toward them. Relating to things always involves direc— tionality (Ausrichtung). The human being (as Dasein) is always oriented ...

Google previewThe Insurance Year Book... (1880)

A wise care has been exercised over the risks taken, and the result of this circumspection is that while the insurance companies in general suffered from inordinate losses during the past two years this particular company was called upon to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Puk'hto, Pushto, Or Language of the Afghans; with Remarks on the Originality of the Language (1860)

of A Poe-W Caution, foresight, circumspection, scrupulousness, care. Pl. &;\o hati-ātūnah. & s2. -->\as pah hati- át sarah, With care, carefully, cautiously. J, co-o hati-āt laral, verb trans. To have or ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence (1998)

by William J. Raynor, Jr., William Raynor

circumspection. Circumspection is a form of nonmonontone logic.

Google previewA Dictionary of Correspondence, Representatives, and Significatives, Derived from the Word of the Lord (1872)

by Emanuel Swedenborg, George Nicholson, Charles Bolles

circumspection ; and, in like manner, the sensual by which they exercised circumspection, lest they should be injured by the evil ; which is evident from the words of the ...

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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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