prudent

[p_ɹ_ˈuː_d_ə_n_t], [pɹˈuːdənt], [pɹˈuːdənt]

Antonyms for prudent:

doltish, madcap, adventurous, bold, venturous, reckless, fool, greathearted, unwise, birdbrained, rash, vacuous, opaque, loony, daft, gallant, manful, inept, gutsy, harebrained, tomfool, sappy, thriftless, daring, inadvisable, nervy, prodigal, unperceptive, thick-witted, ill-judged, Chuckleheaded, purblind, profitless, daredevil, zany, bubbleheaded, valorous, simple, mad, dopey, indelicate, lamebrain, mindless, brainless, graceless, unintelligent, emboldened, hardy, thoughtless, venturesome, preposterous, impolitic, courageous, shortsighted, dauntless, featherheaded, improvident, brain dead, balmy, lunkheaded, incautious, dotty, wacky, dorky, jerky, lionhearted, oafish, obtuse, cockeyed, spendthrift, dim-witted, inexpedient, wasteful, temerarious, undaunted, thick, stout, Nerved, foolish, half-witted, dull, undiplomatic, unsmart, boneheaded, slow-witted, simpleminded, profligate, intrepid, absurd, softheaded, extravagant, careless, screwball, slow, cuckoo, enterprising, crackpot, soft, insane, imbecile, unprofitable, ill-advised, Unthrifty, crazy, overbold, witless, undiscriminating, lunatic, indiscreet, dashing, brave, heedless, impractical, thickheaded, Daffy, half-baked, dim, injudicious, bonehead, overconfident, Weak-minded, dippy, airheaded, squandering, untimely, tactless, fearless, valiant, Undauntable, adventuresome, dunderheaded, moronic, gormless, nonsensical, dumb, asinine, empty-headed, imprudent, unseasonable, woodenheaded, stalwart, free-swinging, Gutty, silly, audacious, fatuous, brash, ill-considered, nutty, doughty, dense, foolhardy, feebleminded, inopportune, myopic, idiotic, stouthearted, unfeasible.


Definitions of prudent:

  1.   Careful of the consequences of measures or actions; correct and decorous in manner; cautious; wary; judicious. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   showing wise self- restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence; " maintained a prudent silence" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3.   Prudently. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Practically wise; careful of the result of measures or actions; wisely thoughtful; judicious; cautious; discreet. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   Cautious; practically wise, circumspect; careful of consequences; dictated by prudence; foreseeing by instinct; grugal. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; " a prudent manager"; " prudent rulers"; " prudent hesitation"; " more prudent to hide than to fight" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Cautious; judicious; sagacious; foreseeing; provident; economical. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8.   Wise in conduct; cautious. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   Provident or foreseeing: cautious and wise in conduct: careful: discreet: dictated by fore thought: frugal. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for prudent:

  1. The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible- and achieve it, generation after generation. – Pearl S. Buck
  2. All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter. – Edmund Burke
  3. Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor. – Charles Churchill
  4. The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once. – Rene Descartes
  5. Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent – Euripides
  6. Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions. – Jim Evans
  7. Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. – Jean de La Fontaine
  8. The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future. – Hubert H. Humphrey
  9. I have serious concerns about whether it's prudent to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U. S. economy. Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home, we're sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt. – Tim Johnson
  10. Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. – Jose Marti
  11. This Budget reflects a choice- not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity. – George E. Pataki
  12. Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. – Periander
  13. It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms. – Jean Racine
  14. A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self -denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. – William Graham Sumner
  15. He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. – Sun Tzu

Usage examples for prudent:

  1. “ Foreigners can never be too prudent in Egypt. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. “ I answer that I am not able to live what the conventional call a prudent life. ” – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  3. Now, fruit from these wild trees, however it may please children to play with, yet the prudent count it of no value. ” – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. Above all things, be prudent – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. The eager voice and pleading eyes raised a general laugh of amusement, and even the prudent Stephen could find no objection to so innocent a request. ” – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. Prudent woman, Mrs. Yorke- Bannerman! ” – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  7. My wife whispered, " Do be prudent Robert." ” – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  8. “ Arthur was a prudent captain. ” – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  9. But she was prudent and did not like men. ” – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  10. We have said his letter was kind; it was also frank, and yet prudent – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. Be prudent too; don't give anybody's name. ” – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  12. And he who well knew her heart, said to her: " Fair sister dear, gentle, loyal, and prudent lady, I am acquainted with your thoughts. ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  13. As it was, he had an idea that perhaps he had said more than was quite prudent – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. That is why I had to do things in a prudent way. ” – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  15. “ I cannot myself but think that had that affair of the trial been set at rest Lady Mason would have been prudent to look for another home. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  16. But as this was uncertain, I did not think it prudent considering the situation of the Adventure's people, to lose any time in looking for it. ” – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  17. But he judged it prudent previously to this, to sound some of the members of the Assembly on the subject of it. ” – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  18. All his life he had thought in millions where the prudent man would have been content with hundreds. ” – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  19. Had he not a right- that is, was it not proper, fair, prudent that he should hear both, and then judge? ” – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  20. William Airy, the father of George Biddell Airy, was a man of great activity and strength, and of prudent and steady character. ” – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy

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