prudent

[p_ɹ_ˈuː_d_ə_n_t], [pɹˈuːdənt], [pɹˈuːdənt]

Definitions of prudent:

  1.   Prudently. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Wise in conduct; cautious. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   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.
  4.   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.
  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.   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.

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. The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once. – Rene Descartes
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. – Periander

Usage examples for prudent:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. My wife whispered, " Do be prudent Robert." ” – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  4. Above all things, be prudent – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. 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
  6. Prudent woman, Mrs. Yorke- Bannerman! ” – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  7. Be prudent too; don't give anybody's name. ” – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  8. “ Foreigners can never be too prudent in Egypt. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. “ Arthur was a prudent captain. ” – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  10. 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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