HyperDic: prudence

English > 2 senses of the word prudence:
NOUNattributeprudencediscretion in practical affairs
cognitionprudence, discretion, discreetness, circumspectionknowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
prudence > pronunciation
Soundspruw'dahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > prudence: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningdiscretion in practical affairs.
Narrowerfrugality, frugalnessprudence in avoiding waste
providenceThe prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
Broaderdiscretion, discernmentThe trait of judging wisely and objectively
natural virtue(scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
OppositeimprudenceA lack of caution in practical affairs
Spanishprudencia
Catalanprudència
Adjectivesprudentialarising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters
English > prudence: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningknowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress.
Synonymsdiscretion, discreetness, circumspection
Narrowerconfidentialitydiscretion in keeping secret information
Broadersagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernmentThe mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
Spanishcircunspección, discreción, prudencia
Catalanprudència
Adjectivesprudentcareful and sensible

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