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pru·dent

 (pro͞od′nt)
adj.
1. Careful or wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense: a prudent manager of money.
2. Characterized by or resulting from care or wisdom in practical matters or in planning for the future: a prudent investment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prūdēns, prūdent-, contraction of prōvidēns, present participle of prōvidēre, to provide for; see provide.]

pru′dence (pro͞od′ns) n.
pru′dent·ly adv.

prudent

(ˈpruːdənt)
adj
1. discreet or cautious in managing one's activities; circumspect
2. practical and careful in providing for the future
3. exercising good judgment or common sense
[C14: from Latin prūdēns far-sighted, contraction of prōvidens acting with foresight; see provident]
ˈprudently adv

pru•dent

(ˈprud nt)

adj.
1. wise or judicious in practical affairs.
2. discreet or circumspect; cautious.
3. careful in providing for the future; provident.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin prūdent- (s. of prūdēns), contraction of prōvidēns provident]
pru′dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
responsible - worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
imprudent - not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger

prudent

adjective
1. cautious, careful, wary, discreet, canny, vigilant, circumspect He is taking a prudent and cautious approach.
cautious rash, careless, thoughtless, indiscreet, inconsiderate, heedless
2. wise, politic, sensible, sage, shrewd, discerning, judicious, sagacious We believed ours was the prudent and responsible course of action.
wise irrational, unwise, imprudent, injudicious, impolitic
3. thrifty, economical, sparing, careful, canny, provident, frugal, far-sighted In private, she is prudent and even frugal.
thrifty extravagant, careless, wasteful, imprudent, improvident

prudent

adjective
1. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
2. Careful in the use of material resources:
3. Trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error:
Translations
عاقِل، حَكيم، حَذِر
moudrýopatrný
forsigtigklog
körültekintõ
skynsamur
apdairiaiapdairus
apdomīgspiesardzīgs
akıllıcaihtiyatlı

prudent

[ˈpruːdənt] ADJcauteloso, prudente

prudent

[ˈpruːdənt] adjprudent(e)
it is prudent to do sth → il est prudent de faire qch
She was prudent enough to destroy the letter → Elle fut assez prudente pour détruire la lettre.
He considered it prudent to carry a revolver → Il considérait qu'il était prudent de porter un revolver.

prudent

adj personumsichtig; measure, action, decisionklug; answerwohlüberlegt; I thought it prudent to change the subjectich hielt es für klüger, das Thema zu wechseln; how prudent!sehr klug or weise!; that was the prudent thing to does war klug, das zu tun

prudent

[ˈpruːdnt] adjprudente

prudent

(ˈpruːdənt) adjective
wise and careful. a prudent person/attitude.
ˈprudently adverb
ˈprudence noun
wisdom and caution.
References in classic literature ?
Meg, dear, be prudent, watch over your sisters, consult Hannah, and in any perplexity, go to Mr.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
Carr was too absorbed in business to give heed to what he looked upon as a convulsion of society as natural as a geological upheaval, and too prudent to provoke the criticism of his daughters by comment in their presence.
Yet when Jonah fairly takes out his purse, prudent suspicions still molest the Captain.
Nor is it at all prudent for the hunter to be over curious touching the precise nature of the whale spout.
He said he should try, if 't was any way prudent," said the man.
I had asked him to try to not forget that he was a farmer; but I had also considered it prudent to ask him to let the thing stand at that, and not elaborate it any.
Men of family would not be very fond of connecting themselves with a girl of such obscurity and most prudent men would be afraid of the inconvenience and disgrace they might be involved in, when the mystery of her parentage came to be revealed.
She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent.
I know George's easy, pliable disposition; I dread the attempts that will be made to practice on it; and I feel sure that the prudent course will be, to abstain from trusting him with secrets, the rash revelation of which might be followed by serious, and even dangerous results.
Nor could I help thinking this a prudent course, since she looked at me out of the pickle-jar, with as great an access of sourness as if her black eyes had absorbed its contents.
After a while and when it might be prudent, if you should want to slip Tom, Jack, or Richard, on board a foreign packet-boat, there he is - ready.