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Definition of Prudent

Prudent

  1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior.
  2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.

Prudent Quotations

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
Sun Tzu

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Euripides

If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers?
William H. Seward

We will always apply the same principles of collective security, prudent caution, and superior weaponry that enabled us to peacefully prevail in the long cold war against the Soviet Union.
Theodore C. Sorensen

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon
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Prudent Translations

prudent in Danish is fornuftig
prudent in Dutch is verstandig
prudent in French is sage, prudent
prudent in German is besonnen
prudent in Latin is prudens
prudent in Spanish is prudente
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