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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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Princeton's WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prudencenoun

    Synonyms:
    discretion, caution

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How to use prudence in a sentence?

  1. Saudi Aramco:

    In the interest of the safety of ships and their crews and to avoid the risk of oil spill, Saudi Aramco has temporarily halted all oil shipments through Bab El-Mandeb with immediate effect. The Company is carefully assessing the situation and will take further action as prudence demands.

  2. Mark Twain:

    It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

  3. Alford:

    Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

  4. Gopal Krishna Agarwal:

    Even think-tanks associated with us are talking in this sense. Very few people domestically are talking about fiscal prudence. Only foreign think-tanks are talking fiscal prudence, fiscal prudence. I strongly believe an expansionary policy can benefit the party.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Peu importe la façon dont les autres vous traitent, toujours être gentil avec les gens qui touchent votre vie. Les seuls mots que vous regretterez plus tard dans la vie, en plus de celles que vous aviez laissé tacite, seront les mots que vous utilisé intentionnellement pour blesser les autres, le temps et les mots ne reviennent jamais, afin de les utiliser avec prudence, toujours de traiter les gens avec dignité et respect .


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