One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality of being prudent; cautiousness.‘we need to exercise prudence in such important matters’
wisdom, judgement, good judgement, judiciousness, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability, common sense, sensecaution, cautiousness, care, carefulness, canniness, chariness, wariness, circumspectionthrift, thriftiness, providence, good management, careful budgeting, economy, canniness, frugality, abstemiousnessView synonyms
- ‘Our country can do better, particularly in the area of prudence and focussed resource utilisation.’
- ‘The Republican party built on fiscal prudence and a sense of responsibility.’
- ‘Common prudence dictates that we do what we can to cool the planet, even in the absence of absolute proof.’
- ‘The financial prudence now practised by both clubs is a product of the economic climate.’
- ‘It is one where an occupier, faced with a hazard accidentally arising on his land, fails to act with reasonable prudence so as to remove the hazard.’
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