incircumspection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French incirconspection.

Noun[edit]

incircumspection (uncountable)

  1. Lack of circumspection.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, “XI”, in Pseudodoxia Epidemica[1], Book I:
      An unexpected way of delusion, and whereby he more easily led away the incircumspection of their belief. Which fallacy he might excellently have acted before the death of Saul; for that being within his power to foretell, was not beyond his ability to foreshew: and might have contrived signs thereof through all the creatures, which visibly confirmed by the event, had proved authentick unto those times, and advanced the Art ever after.