Definition of prudent in English:


Line breaks: pru|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈpruːd(ə)nt


Acting with or showing care and thought for the future: no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose
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  • With prudent money management you can beat the downward trend in rates and earn a good return on your savings.
  • It would not have been prudent to spend money from charity funds until we received the go-ahead.
  • Auditors have praised Greenwich Council for its prudent management of public money.


late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin prudent-, contraction of provident- 'foreseeing, attending to' (see provident).



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  • That means I have to work cautiously, meticulously, prudently, slowly, to make it look easy and quick.
  • I think we really have to do our homework and proceed cautiously and prudently.
  • Future business plans must be prudently guarded or they can be sabotaged.

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