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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment;
- Example: "a prudent manager"
- Example: "prudent rulers"
- Example: "prudent hesitation"
- Example: "more prudent to hide than to fight"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prudent \Pru"dent\, a. [L. prudens, -entis, contr. from providens: cf. F. prudent. See Provident.] 1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior. [1913 Webster] Moses established a grave and prudent law. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money. [1913 Webster] Syn: Cautious; wary; circumspect; considerate; discreet; judicious; provident; economical; frugal. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prudent adj 1: careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight" [ant: imprudent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "prudent": Argus-eyed, Scotch, advisable, alert, all ears, all eyes, anticipant, anticipatory, attentive, aux aguets, bland, canny, careful, cautious, chary, cheeseparing, circumspect, clairvoyant, conserving, considerate, custodial, deliberate, discerning, discreet, discriminating, discriminative, divinatory, eagle-eyed, economic, economical, economizing, enlightened, farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, frugal, gentle, gingerly, guarded, hawk-eyed, heedful, hesitant, intuitive, judgmatic, judicial, judicious, keen-eyed, labor-saving, leaving out nothing, lidless, longsighted, mild, mild as milk, mindful, moderate, money-saving, noncommittal, nonviolent, observant, on guard, on the lookout, on the watch, open-eyed, overlooking no possibility, pacifistic, parsimonious, pawky, peaceable, peaceful, penny-wise, politic, precognitive, precognizant, prepared, prescient, provident, providential, prudential, ready, reasonable, reflecting, reflective, regardful, safe, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, saving, scrimping, sensible, sharp-eyed, shrewd, skimping, sleepless, slow to act, sober, soft, spare, sparing, tactical, tame, temperate, tentative, thorough, thoughtful, thrifty, time-saving, unadventurous, uncommunicative, undaring, unenterprising, unprecipitate, unwasteful, vigilant, wary, watchful, well-advised, well-judged, wise, with open eyes