Definition of prudent in English:

prudent

Syllabification: pru·dent
Pronunciation: /ˈpro͞odnt
 
/

adjective

Acting with or showing care and thought for the future: no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
wise, well judged, sensible, politic, judicious, sagacious, sage, shrewd, advisable, well advisedcautious, careful, provident, farsighted, judicious, shrewd, circumspect; thrifty, economical

Origin

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

Derivatives

prudently

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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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