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Prudent meaning

prudent - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.
  3. 3. Wise in conduct; cautious.

prudent - examples of usage

  1. He was sufficiently prudent to run no risk and to avoid speculation. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Not so the strong, the prudent man. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. " I wish that we could make the journey with you to Plymouth; but to say the truth, I find it prudent not to be longer away from Ballinahone than can be helped," he observed. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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