Definition of prudence in English:

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prudence

Pronunciation: /ˈpro͞odns/

noun

The quality of being prudent; cautiousness: we need to exercise prudence in such important matters
More example sentences
  • The Republican party built on fiscal prudence and a sense of responsibility.
  • Our country can do better, particularly in the area of prudence and focussed resource utilisation.
  • The financial prudence now practised by both clubs is a product of the economic climate.
Synonyms
wisdom, judgment, good judgment, common sense, sense, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability
caution, care, providence, farsightedness, foresight, forethought, shrewdness, circumspection;
thrift, economy

Words that rhyme with prudence

imprudence, jurisprudence
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