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judicious

Line breaks: ju|di¦cious
Pronunciation: /dʒʊˈdɪʃəs
 
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Definition of judicious in English:

adjective

Having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense: the judicious use of public investment
More example sentences
  • It is a careful, judicious, moderate way forward proposed by a man who knows about war.
  • Social occasions in particular require judicious thought and planning.
  • We were, quite literally, reaping the rewards of ignoring the judicious practice of crop rotation.
Synonyms
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, rational;
discreet, careful, cautious, circumspect, diplomatic;
strategic, expedient, practical, advisable, in one's (best) interests
informal smart, savvy
Scottish & Northern English informal pawky
North American informal heads-up
dated , informal long-headed

Origin

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

Usage

Judicious meansusing 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 meansrelating to the administration of justice’, as in the judicial system.

Derivatives

judiciously

1
adverb
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

2
noun
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.

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