judicious

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adjective ju·di·cious \jü-ˈdi-shəs\

Definition of judicious

  1. :  having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment judicious investments a judicious decision

judiciously

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judiciousness

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Examples of judicious in a Sentence

  1. judicious use of our resources

  2. Judicious planning now can prevent problems later.

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First Known Use of judicious

1591

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 the exercise of restraint guided by 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 English Language Learners

judicious

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Definition of judicious for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing good judgment


JUDICIOUS Defined for Kids

judicious

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adjective ju·di·cious \jü-ˈdi-shəs\

Definition of judicious for Students

  1. :  having, using, or showing good judgment :  wise The community deserves praise for its judicious use of water.

judiciously

adverb


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