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ˈprud nspru·dence

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  1. prudencenoun

    Synonyms:
    forecast, providence, caution, discretion, considerateness, circumspection, judgment, judiciousness, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    rashness, recklessness, imprudence

  2. prudencenoun

    The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, forecast, discretion, wisdom, considerateness, judiciousness, judgment, providence, caution

    Antonyms:
    imprudence, recklessness, rashness

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  1. prudence

    Prudence may be briefly defined as good judgment and foresight, inclining to caution and frugality in practical affairs. Care may respect only the present; prudence and providence look far ahead and sacrifice the present to the future, prudence watching, saving, guarding, providence planning, doing, preparing, and perhaps expending largely to meet the future demand. Frugality is in many cases one form of prudence. In a besieged city prudence will reduce the rations, providence will strain every nerve to introduce supplies and to raise the siege. Foresight merely sees the future, and may even lead to the recklessness and desperation to which prudence and providence are so strongly opposed. Forethought is thinking in accordance with wise views of the future, and is nearly equivalent to providence, but it is a more popular and less comprehensive term; we speak of man's forethought, God's providence. Compare CARE; FRUGALITY; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, consideration, discretion, forecast, foresight, forethought, frugality, judgment, judiciousness, providence, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    folly, heedlessness, improvidence, imprudence, indiscretion, prodigality, rashness, recklessness, thoughtlessness, wastefulness

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  1. prudencenoun

    discretion in practical affairs

    Synonyms:
    discretion, circumspection, discreetness

    Antonyms:
    imprudence

  2. discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudencenoun

    knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

    "the servants showed great tact and discretion"

    Synonyms:
    discreetness, circumspection, free will, delicacy, diplomacy, discretion, caution, finesse, discernment

    Antonyms:
    imprudence

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  1. prudencenoun

    Synonyms:
    discretion (accompanied with forecast), caution, carefulness, circumspection, considerateness, common sense, judiciousness, judgment, wisdom (applied to the ordinary affairs of life), sense, tact, GUMPTION, ballast

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  1. prudencenoun

    Synonyms:
    discretion, caution

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How to use prudence in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    Without doubt, even moments of great difficulty, of tormented decisions of Christian and human prudence, that to some could have seemed like reticence, were instead attempts, humanly very difficult, to keep the light of humanitarian initiatives, of hidden but active diplomacy lit, in periods of greatest darkness and cruelty, in the hope of a possible opening of hearts.

  2. Anonymous:

    Whatever you undertake, act with prudence, and consider the consequences.

  3. William Gladstone:

    Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    There are seasons, in human affairs, of inward and outward revolution, when new depths seem to be broken up in the soul, when new wants are unfolded in multitudes, and a new and undefined good is thirsted for. There are periods when the principles of experience need to be modified, when hope and trust and instinct claim a share with prudence in the guidance of affairs when, in truth, to dare is the highest wisdom.

  5. Jake Sullivan:

    We obviously can not predict the future, we don't know exactly what is going to happen. But the risk is now high enough and the threat is now immediate enough that this is what prudence demands.


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