- The quality of being prudent; cautiousness: we need to exercise prudence in such important mattersMore example sentences
wisdom, judgement, good judgement, judiciousness, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability, common sense, sensecaution, cautiousness, care, carefulness, canniness, chariness, wariness, circumspection; far-sightedness, foresight, forethought; discretionthrift, thriftiness, providence, good management, careful budgeting, economy, canniness, frugality, abstemiousness; North American forehandedness• rare sparingness
- 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.