What does prudent mean?

Definitions for prudent
ˈprud ntpru·dent

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prudent

    prōō′dent, adj. cautious and wise in conduct: careful: discreet: dictated by forethought: frugal.—n. Pru′dence, quality of being prudent: wisdom applied to practice: attention to self-interest: caution.—adj. Pruden′tial, using or practising prudence.—n. a matter for prudence (generally pl.).—n. Prudential′ity.—advs. Pruden′tially; Pru′dently. [Fr.,—L. prūdens, prūdentis, contr. of providens, pr.p. of providēre, to foresee.]

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How to say prudent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prudent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prudent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of prudent in a Sentence

  1. Francis Bacon:

    A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

  2. Sir Francis Bacon:

    A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

  3. Gregory Hartl:

    We say: be prudent, let hot drinks cool down.

  4. Euripides:

    Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

  5. John Doyle:

    SWIFT doesn’t replace prudent banking practice.

Images & Illustrations of prudent

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  • حريص, حكيمArabic
  • vorsichtig, umsichtigGerman
  • συνετόςGreek
  • prudenteSpanish
  • harkitsevainen, viisas, varovainenFinnish
  • prudentFrench
  • glicScottish Gaelic
  • विवेकीHindi
  • prudenteItalian
  • זָהִירHebrew
  • 慎重, 慎重なJapanese
  • matawhaitiMāori
  • sluw, slim, voorzichtig, economisch, beredeneerd, vooruitziend, omzichtig, zuinig, doordachtDutch
  • проницательный, осторожный, расчётливый, бережливый, благоразумный, рассудительныйRussian
  • förtänksam, slugSwedish

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