• IPA: /ˈpɹuːdənt/


  1. 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
    • 1643, John Milton, Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce
      Moses established a grave and prudent law.
  2. Practically wise, judicious, shrewd
    ''His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top
  3. Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
    Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget
  • (sagacious in adapting means to ends) seeSynonyms en
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  • considerate, provident
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