Definition of judicious in English:

judicious

Line breaks: ju|di¦cious
Pronunciation: /dʒʊˈdɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

judiciously

adverb
More example sentences
  • If you're young enough, you can afford to choose carefully and judiciously.
  • Stimulants should be prescribed judiciously and monitored carefully by specialists in close liaison with primary care physicians.
  • Smith is a careful editor, judiciously choosing not to intrude unnecessarily.

judiciousness

noun
More example sentences
  • His judiciousness in selecting roles isn't in finding challenges as an actor but in finding catchy roles suited to his limitations.
  • It is when he moves to a higher level of argument that Ricks loses his judiciousness.
  • But this requires a kind of proportion and judiciousness that is noticeably absent from the conservative screeds.

Origin

late 16th century: from French judicieux, from Latin judicium 'judgement' (see judicial).

Usage

Judicious means ‘using good judgement, careful and sensible’, as in the judicious use of public investment or the judicious use of pesticides; it should not be confused with judicial, which means ‘relating to the administration of justice’, as in the judicial system.

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