3. [syn: prudently, providentially]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Providential \Prov`i*den"tial\, a. [Cf. F. providentiel.]
Effected by, or referable to, divine direction or
superintendence; as, the providential contrivance of thing; a
providential escape. -- Prov"i*den"tial*ly, adv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a fortunately providential manner; "providentially the
weather remained good"
2: in a providential manner; as determined by providence; "his
providentially destined role"
3: in a prudent manner; "I had allotted my own bedroom for
necking, prudently removing both the bed and the key, and
taken both myself and my typewriter into my son's bedroom."
[syn: prudently, providentially] [ant: imprudently]