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Definitions for judicious
dʒuˈdɪʃ əsju·di·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. judicious, wise, headyadjective

    marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

    "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"


  1. judiciousadjective

    Having, or characterized by, good judgment or sound thinking

  2. Etymology: Based on judicieux, itself based on iudicium.


  1. judicious

    Judicious refers to having, applying, or showing sound judgment, discernment, wisdom, or prudence, especially in making decisions or taking action. It implies a careful and thoughtful consideration of all circumstances and consequences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judiciousadjective

    of or relating to a court; judicial

  2. Judiciousadjective

    directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Judicious

    jōō-dish′us, adj. according to sound judgment: possessing sound judgment: discreet.—adv. Judic′iously.—n. Judic′iousness. [Fr. judicieux—Low L. judiciosus—L. judicium.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. judicious

    1. A state of mind wherein things are weighed in an imponderable scale; a conjunction of two negatives in a void. 2. To be wanting in foolishness, character or brains. 3. An exquisite and delicate perception of the difference between two things that are exactly alike, or the total unlikeness between two things that are absolutely different. 4. An umbrella to be carried on clear days as well as on rainy ones, thus protecting the possessor from everything. 5. To lie flat on your puss while the juggernaut of Opinion goes over you; to stand perfectly still between two streetcars going in opposite directions. 6. To see what's coming and avoid it by taking all sides.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of judicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of judicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of judicious in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    It is fair to say that the United States and our coalition partners are being judicious about deciding which individuals to send into the program, clearly, that number is not enough.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    There is such a thing that Former President Jimmy Carter seek in judges of a judicious temperament... people who are able to discipline themselves, to be open to the evidence wherever it might lead. ... This was quite unusual, what we saw the other day.

  3. Sarah Apatov:

    We have to be very judicious in how we schedule our appointments, and the important thing I want everyone to know is that we are in no way hoarding these vaccine doses.

  4. Noel Lozares:

    There are a lot of negative stereotypes associated with chiropractors, i’ve had chiropractor colleagues who have worked on me who are good and judicious. But, unfortunately, there are those who are cavalier.

  5. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

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