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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prudent mean? 

PRUDENT (adjective)
  The adjective PRUDENT has 1 sense:

1. careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

  Familiarity information: PRUDENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PRUDENT (adjective)

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Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

Context examples:

a prudent manager / prudent rulers / prudent hesitation / more prudent to hide than to fight


circumspect; discreet (heedful of potential consequences)

heady; judicious; wise (marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters)

provident (careful in regard to your own interests)

prudential (arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters)


careful (exercising caution or showing care or attention)

provident (providing carefully for the future)

responsible (worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable)

wise (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment)


imprudent (not prudent or wise)

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