- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||showing good judgment and caution; sensible.
My parents gave me prudent advice about saving money.
- sage, wise
- similar words:
- careful, cautious, practical, safe, sensible
||advisable, conservative, delicate, desirable, economical, frugal, moderate, reasonable, sage, sober, sound, vigilant, watchful, wise
The word prudent
contains the following part:
adjective- and noun-forming suffix
that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
More about this word part:
The suffix -ant
forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident
and stud in student
. This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant
have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.