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Meaning of PRUDENT

Pronunciation:  'proodnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence; "maintained a prudent silence"
  2. [adj]  careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"

PRUDENT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: circumspect, discreet, judicious, provident, prudential, sensible, wise
 Antonyms: imprudent
 See Also: careful, responsible



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pru"dent\, a. [L. prudens, -entis, contr. from
providens: cf. F. prudent. See {Provident}.]
1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in
   action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically
   wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed
   to {rash}; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by
   prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as,
   prudent behavior.

         Moses established a grave and prudent law. --Milton.

2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman;
   prudent expenditure of money.

Syn: Cautious; wary; circumspect; considerate; discreet;
     judicious; provident; economical; frugal.