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Acting with or showing care and thought for the future,
  1. Acting with or showing care and thought for the future
    • - no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose

  1. careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
  2. (prudence) discretion in practical affairs
  3. (prudence) discretion: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
  4. Prudence is the characteristic of exercising sound judgment in practical affairs. It is classically considered to be a virtue, and in particular one of the four Cardinal virtues (which are, with the three theological virtues, part of the seven virtues).
  5. (Prudence (comics)) Prudence Leighton is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. Prudence, originally a female, was murdered by Steinbeck, a pyrokinetic mutant. She used her ability to possess his body, taking on the codename Agent 16, and also the Quiet Man. ...
  6. (Prudence (virtue)) In some Christian traditions, there are four cardinal virtues: *Prudence - able to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time *Justice - proper moderation between self-interest and the rights and needs of others *Restraint or Temperance - ...
  7. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; -- opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; Practically wise, judicious, shrewd; Frugal; economical; not extravagant
  8. (prudence) The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality
  9. (Prudence) Ensuring that profit is not shown as being too high, or that assets are shown at too high a value.
  10. (PRUDENCE) (adjective: ‘prudential’) Sometimes ‘prudence’ is used as a synonym for ‘self-interest’; sometimes it is used as equivalent to something like ‘wisdom in the pursuit of goals’.
  11. (Prudence) (or conservatism): the convention whereby revenue and profits are not anticipated, but provision is made for all known liabilities (expenses and losses) whether the amount of these is known with certainty or is a best estimate. ...
  12. (Prudence) An ethical excellence of heart and mind, displayed in an eagerness to seek and an ability to find the "just right" course of action, attaining the best outcome possible in the light of present circumstances. It is sometimes also known as practical wisdom.
  13. (Prudence) Doing something right because it is the right thing to do
  14. (Prudence) Otherwise known as conservatism. It is this concept more than any other that has given rise to the idea that accountants are pessimistic boring people!! ...
  15. (Prudence) Regulating our conduct by the dictates of reason and in obedience to the cardinal virtues of faith, hope and love.
  16. (Prudence) The virtue which disposes a person to discern the good and choose the correct means to accomplish it. One of the cardinal moral virtues that dispose the Christian to live according to the law of Christ, prudence provides the proximate guidance for the judgment of conscience.
  17. (Prudence) This term is used to mean the having fo foresight and exercising caution along with discretion or to not act recklessly.
  18. (Prudence) This word frequently means in Plato and Platonic writers, the habit of discerning what is good in all moral actions, and frequently signifies intelligence, or intellectual perception.  The following admirable explanation of this word is given by Iamblichus.
  19. (prudence) Careful management; discretion.
  20. wise in handling practical matters - The Knicks are doing the prudent thing featuring Randolph in the early going.
  21. “wise, cautious, careful, looks before he leaps.” Impulsive and impetuous are opposites.
  22. pru·dent (prˇdąnt) adjective 1. Wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense. 2. Careful in regard to one's own interests; provident. 3. Careful about one's conduct; circumspect. ...
  23. (adj) careful, cautious