What does judicious mean?

Definitions for judiciousdʒuˈdɪʃ əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word judicious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. judicious, wise, heady(adj)

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

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


  1. judicious(Adjective)

    Having, or characterized by, good judgment or sound thinking

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judicious(adj)

    of or relating to a court; judicial

  2. Judicious(adj)

    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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Euripides:

    Man's most valuable trait Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    To address a judicious remark to a thoughtless man is a mere threshing of chaff.

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

  4. Pierre Charron:

    The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.

  5. Pierre Charron:

    The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.

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