Synonyms and Antonyms of prudence
a close attentiveness to avoiding danger
- You're advised to use some old-fashioned prudence when deciding how to manage your finances.
alertness, care, carefulness, caution, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, wariness
suitability for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
- Prudence would call for a little more caution in such a delicate situation.
the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters
- In the long run, prudence will pay off more often than taking wild risks.
common sense, discreetness, discretion, gumption [chiefly dialect], horse sense, levelheadedness, policy, sense, sensibleness, wisdom, wit
farsightedness, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness, forethoughtfulness, judgment (or judgement)
brains, gray matter, intelligence
logicality, logicalness, practicality, rationality, rationalness
discernment, discrimination, insight, sagacity, sapience
acumen, astuteness, clearheadedness, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, shrewdness
care, caution, circumspection, precaution, premeditation