HyperDic: circumspection

English > 2 senses of the word circumspection:
NOUNcognitioncircumspection, discretion, discreetness, prudenceknowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
attributecircumspection, cautionthe trait of being circumspect and prudent
circumspection > pronunciation
Soundsser.kahmspeh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > circumspection: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningknowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress.
Synonymsdiscretion, discreetness, prudence
Narrowerconfidentialitydiscretion in keeping secret information
Broadersagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernmentThe mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
Spanishcircunspección, discreción, prudencia
Catalanprudència
English > circumspection: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being circumspect and prudent.
Synonymcaution
NarrowerprecautionThe trait of practicing caution in advance
wariness, charinessThe trait of being cautious and watchful
Broaderdiscretion, discernmentThe trait of judging wisely and objectively
Spanishcautela, circunspección, prudencia
Catalancautela, circumspecció, moderació, prudència

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