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Meaning of PRUDENCE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  discretion in practical affairs
  2. [n]  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
 

PRUDENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: circumspection, discreetness, discretion
 
 Antonyms: imprudence
 
 See Also: confidentiality, discernment, discernment, discretion, frugality, frugalness, judgement, judgment, natural virtue, providence, sagaciousness, sagacity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pru"dence\, n. [F., fr. L. prudentia, contr. from
providentia. See {Prudent}, and cf. {Providence}.]
The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of
caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also,
economy; frugality.

      Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be
      done, and due means, order, seasons, and method of
      doing or not doing.                      --Sir M. Hale.

      Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed,
      and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is
      the relation of right means for given ends. --Whewell.

Syn: Wisdom; forecast; providence; considerateness;
     judiciousness; discretion; caution; circumspection;
     judgment. See {Wisdom}.

 

 

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