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Synonyms for prudence
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prudence(noun)

    discretion in practical affairs

    Synonyms:
    discretion, circumspection, discreetness

    Antonyms:
    imprudence

  2. discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. prudence(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    recklessness, rashness, imprudence

  2. prudence(noun)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    rashness, recklessness, imprudence

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prudence(n.)

    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. prudence(n)

    Synonyms:
    discretion, caution

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How to use prudence in a sentence?

  1. Marie Antoinette:

    It would be doing me great injustice to think that I have any feeling of indifference to my country; I have more reason than anyone to feel, every day of my life, the value of the blood which flows in my veins, and it is only from prudence that at times I abstain from showing how proud I am of it.

  2. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

  3. Edmund Burke:

    There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear.

  4. The ELN:

    We emphasize that our actions are not against civilians, and we ask them for prudence while the armed strike takes place.

  5. 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.


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