Definition of PRUDENT

having or showing good judgment and restraint especially in conduct or speech <her calm response was very prudent under the circumstances>
Synonyms intelligent, judgmatic (or judgmatical), judicious, prudent
suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances <it wouldn't be prudent to ask for a raise while the company is having financial troubles>
having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge <her many years of experience as a social worker have made her a prudent judge of character>

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