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judicious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of judicious

  1. 1 having or showing good judgment and restraint especially in conduct or speech a good teacher who knows how to give judicious criticism as well as praise Synonyms of judicious intelligent, judgmatic (or judgmatical), discreet, prudentWords Related to judicious cautious, chary, circumspect, cozy; forehanded, foresighted, foresightful, forethoughtful; discerning, discriminating, sage, sane, sapient, senseful, sensible, wise; canny, provident; astute, perspicacious, sagacious, shrewdNear Antonyms of judicious careless, heedless, incautious, rash; improvident, shortsighted; foolish, unwiseAntonyms of judicious imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious

  2. 2 suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances I'll ask for the raise at a time I deem most judicious Synonyms of judicious advisable, desirable, expedient, politic, prudent, tactical, wiseWords Related to judicious advantageous, beneficial, profitable; useful, utilitarian; feasible, possible, practicable, practical; opportune, seasonable, timely; opportunistic, self-seekingNear Antonyms of judicious impractical, profitless, unfeasible, unprofitable; inopportune, unseasonable, untimelyAntonyms of judicious impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inexpedient, injudicious, unwise

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


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