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Synonyms for prudence
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forecast, providence, caution, discretion, considerateness, circumspection, judgment, judiciousness, wisdom
rashness, recklessness, imprudence
The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.
circumspection, forecast, discretion, wisdom, considerateness, judiciousness, judgment, providence, caution
imprudence, recklessness, rashness
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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.
care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, consideration, discretion, forecast, foresight, forethought, frugality, judgment, judiciousness, providence, wisdom
folly, heedlessness, improvidence, imprudence, indiscretion, prodigality, rashness, recklessness, thoughtlessness, wastefulness
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discretion in practical affairs
discretion, circumspection, discreetness
discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudencenoun
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
"the servants showed great tact and discretion"
discreetness, circumspection, free will, delicacy, diplomacy, discretion, caution, finesse, discernment
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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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List of paraphrases for "prudence":
caution, cautiousness, wisdom, precaution, circumspection, prudent, prudential, care, cautious, careful
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How to use prudence in a sentence?
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
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.
Self-denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
Obviously, we have to help because Central American migrants pass through our territory and we have to bring order to this migration, make sure it's legal, that's what we're doing. But serenely, calmly, without a commotion and with great prudence and responsibility.
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- Besonnenheit, Klugheit, UmsichtGerman
- harkitsevuus, varovaisuusFinnish
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- благоразумность, осмотрительность, расчётливость, дальновидность, благоразумиеRussian
- thận trọngVietnamese
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