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prudent

pru·dent

prudent

 
 
pronunciation:
pru dnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having or showing wisdom and caution in practical matters; sensible.
Being naturally prudent, she was not inclined to take such a risk.Postponing the expansion was a prudent decision.
 
synonyms:
judicious, sagacious, sage, wise
antonyms:
impolitic, imprudent, rash, reckless, unwise
similar words:
careful, cautious, discerning, levelheaded, politic, practical, safe, sapient, sensible, well
definition 2: characterized by wise or careful planning for the future; provident.
They've made prudent retirement plans.
synonyms:
provident
antonyms:
improvident
similar words:
careful, deliberate, farsighted, judicious, practical, shrewd
definition 3: aware of the probable consequences of one's actions.
On these occasions, she was always prudent in her choice of words.
 
synonyms:
circumspect, discreet, mindful
antonyms:
imprudent, rash, reckless, shortsighted
similar words:
cautious, chary, guarded, judicious, mindful, possible, safe, wary
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derivation: prudently (adv.)
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