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PRUDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prudence mean? 

PRUDENCE (noun)
  The noun PRUDENCE has 2 senses:

1. discretion in practical affairs
2. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

  Familiarity information: PRUDENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRUDENCE (noun)


Sense 1prudence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discretion in practical affairs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("prudence" is a kind of...):

natural virtue ((scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence and justice and fortitude and temperance) derived from nature)

discernment; discretion (the trait of judging wisely and objectively)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prudence"):

providence (the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources)

frugality; frugalness (prudence in avoiding waste)

Antonym:

imprudence (a lack of caution in practical affairs)


Sense 2prudence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

circumspection; discreetness; discretion; prudence

Context example:

the servants showed great tact and discretion

Hypernyms ("prudence" is a kind of...):

discernment; judgement; judgment; sagaciousness; sagacity (the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prudence"):

confidentiality (discretion in keeping secret information)


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