Adjective "Prudent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
  1. 'Building from the bottom up may be more prudent than throwing money at the top.'
  2. 'With prudent money management you can beat the downward trend in rates and earn a good return on your savings.'
  3. 'Some shareholders are expected to query whether this would be the most prudent use of the money.'
  4. 'Be prudent and avoid a negative person who can instigate a confrontation at work.'
  5. 'Some would call this coolly rational behaviour selfish, others prudent, but the one thing it is not is panic.'
  6. 'Auditors have praised Greenwich Council for its prudent management of public money.'
  7. 'It would be prudent to replace it as soon as possible to prevent future problems.'
  8. 'If you make up your mind to live from writing, it is prudent to make certain that your work is good, he added.'
  9. 'A much more prudent approach would have helped prevent getting into this amount of debt.'
  10. 'She added the checks were something any prudent company would do following an accident.'


1. wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.

2. careful in providing for the future; provident: a prudent decision.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be prudent in borrowings."

"sessions can be prudent on parts."

"policies can be prudent over times."

"people can be prudent on taxes."

"people can be prudent about markets."

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