Definition of prudence in English:

prudence

noun

mass noun
  • The quality of being prudent; cautiousness.

    ‘we need to exercise prudence in such important matters’
    • ‘Our country can do better, particularly in the area of prudence and focussed resource utilisation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Common prudence dictates that we do what we can to cool the planet, even in the absence of absolute proof.’
    • ‘The Republican party built on fiscal prudence and a sense of responsibility.’
    • ‘The financial prudence now practised by both clubs is a product of the economic climate.’
    wisdom, judgement, good judgement, judiciousness, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability, common sense, sense
    caution, cautiousness, care, carefulness, canniness, chariness, wariness, circumspection
    thrift, thriftiness, providence, good management, careful budgeting, economy, canniness, frugality, abstemiousness
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Pronunciation

prudence

/ˈpruːd(ə)ns/