adjective ju·di·cious \jü-ˈdi-shəs\

: having or showing good judgment

Full Definition of JUDICIOUS

:  having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment :  discreet
ju·di·cious·ly adverb
ju·di·cious·ness noun

Examples of JUDICIOUS

  1. judicious use of our resources
  2. Judicious planning now can prevent problems later.

First Known Use of JUDICIOUS


Synonym Discussion of JUDICIOUS

wise, sage, sapient, judicious, prudent, sensible, sane mean having or showing sound judgment. wise suggests great understanding of people and of situations and unusual discernment and judgment in dealing with them <wise beyond his tender years>. sage suggests wide experience, great learning, and wisdom <the sage advice of my father>. sapient suggests great sagacity and discernment <the sapient musings of an old philosopher>. judicious stresses a capacity for reaching wise decisions or just conclusions <judicious parents using kindness and discipline in equal measure>. prudent suggests exercise of the restraint of sound practical wisdom and discretion <a prudent decision to wait out the storm>. sensible applies to action guided and restrained by good sense and rationality <a sensible woman who was not fooled by flattery>. sane stresses mental soundness, rationality, and levelheadedness <remained sane even in times of crises>.
JUDICIOUS Defined for Kids


adjective ju·di·cious \jü-ˈdi-shəs\

Definition of JUDICIOUS for Kids

:  having, using, or showing good judgment :  wise <The community deserves praise for its judicious use of water.>
ju·di·cious·ly adverb


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