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Having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.‘the efficient and judicious use of pesticides’
wise, sensible, prudent, politic, shrewd, astute, canny, sagacious, common-sense, commonsensical, sound, well advised, well judged, well thought out, considered, thoughtful, perceptive, discerning, clear-sighted, insightful, far-sighted, percipient, discriminating, informed, intelligent, clever, enlightened, logical, rationaldiscreet, careful, cautious, circumspect, diplomaticstrategic, expedient, practical, advisable, in one's interests, in one's best interestssmart, savvypawkyheads-uplong-headedargute, sapientView synonyms
- ‘Organised for the 19th year, the fair aims to impress on the young the need for judicious use of water.’
- ‘If so, then judicious quotation from the diaries might have made this point just as well as their wholesale reproduction.’
- ‘We were, quite literally, reaping the rewards of ignoring the judicious practice of crop rotation.’
- ‘Most of the women credit card holders are judicious in using their cards.’
- ‘Is that level of funding secure and is it open to judicious increases?’
- ‘The overall presentation is straightforward, the placing and lighting are thoughtful and judicious.’
- ‘All one needs to do is a little judicious planning and research before heading there.’
- ‘This judicious selection means less than 200 garments worldwide will be produced.’
- ‘It is a careful, judicious, moderate way forward proposed by a man who knows about war.’
- ‘They too believed in historic inevitability, but felt it judicious to help history along with a bit with military force.’
- ‘With judicious editing and good music, suddenly you can seem like a star on the screen.’
- ‘Make wise and judicious use of resources, without waste, but use them; do not allow them to languish untapped.’
- ‘You have a logical, judicious, and pleasant way of expressing yourself and you do so in a straightforward fashion.’
- ‘Social occasions in particular require judicious thought and planning.’
- ‘Indeed, the lack of judicious editing is the most obvious problem with this book.’
- ‘I have been very judicious about the interviews that I have agreed to do through the years.’
- ‘I think the play might have benefited from some judicious cutting, as this is a very wordy piece, which went on for more than three hours.’
- ‘He stressed, however, pressure, if any, must be applied in a judicious way and only when appropriate.’
- ‘Do people with fewer resources have to be more judicious than those with more?’
- ‘The curators were judicious in their selection of authors for the exhibition catalogue.’
Late 16th century: from French judicieux, from Latin judicium judgment (see judicial).
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