Definitions for prudentˈprud nt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pru•dentˈprud nt(adj.)

  1. wise or judicious in practical affairs.

  2. discreet or circumspect; cautious.

  3. careful in providing for the future; provident.

Origin of prudent:

1350–1400; ME < L prūdent- (s. of prūdēns), contr. of prōvidēnsprovident

pru′dent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prudent(adj)

    careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

    "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"

Wiktionary

  1. prudent(Adjective)

    Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; -- opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence;

  2. prudent(Adjective)

    Practically wise, judicious, shrewd

    His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top

  3. prudent(Adjective)

    Frugal; economical; not extravagant;

    Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prudent(adj)

    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

  2. Prudent(adj)

    frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

prudent(adjective)

wise and careful

a prudent person/attitude.

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