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judicious

ju·di·cious

judicious

 
 
pronunciation:
ju dI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by or using sound judgment; wise; prudent.
The country must make judicious use of the scarce resources it has.A judicious parent thinks carefully when deciding when and how to punish a child.
synonyms:
politic, prudent, sagacious, wise
antonyms:
asinine, ill-advised, injudicious
similar words:
advisable, astute, careful, circumspect, discreet, hardheaded, intelligent, levelheaded, provident, reasonable, sage, shrewd, sound
derivations: judiciously (adv.), judiciousness (n.)
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The word judicious contains the following parts: