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"
Having, or characterized by, good judgment or sound thinking
Etymology: Based on judicieux, itself based on iudicium.
of or relating to a court; judicial
directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. 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.
The numerical value of judicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of judicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of judicious in a Sentence
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.
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.
There is the grand truth about Nathaniel Hawthorne. He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes. For all men who say yes, lie; and all men who say no,why, they are in the happy condition of judicious, unincumbered travellers in Europe; they cross the frontiers into Eternity with nothing but a carpet-bag,that is to say, the Ego. Whereas those yes-gentry, they travel with heaps of baggage, and, damn them! they will never get through the Custom House.
They will hopefully be very, very judicious and careful. Because the world is watching. That can not be a slaughter. If it's a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And United States is going to get angry, too, i am watching that very closely.
A person feels the pain in judicious proportion to the sensitive nature cherished in own world; otherwise there is enough fun, happiness, enjoyment and pleasure in life.
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