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synonyms for prudent

  • careful
  • cautious
  • discreet
  • economical
  • frugal
  • judicious
  • reasonable
  • sane
  • shrewd
  • vigilant
  • advisable
  • canny
  • circumspect
  • discerning
  • far-sighted
  • hedging one's bets
  • judgmatic
  • leery
  • playing safe
  • politic
  • provident
  • sagacious
  • sage
  • sapient
  • sound
  • sparing
  • tactical
  • thinking twice
  • thrifty
  • wary
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antonyms for prudent

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  • careless
  • expensive
  • foolish
  • hasty
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • nonsensical
  • rash
  • reckless
  • stupid
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • uneconomical
  • unreasonable
  • wasteful
  • imprudent
  • unwise
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How to use prudent in a sentence

“To say we can issue billions of dollars in debt on a moment’s notice and take on a system for which we have no means to pay for is not fiscally or service prudent,” Cate said.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: NEW MAYOR, COUNCIL DRAW LINES IN FRANCHISE FEE BATTLEMACKENZIE ELMERDECEMBER 21, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Under federal law, she said, construction may harm the island only if there is no “prudent or feasible” way to avoid it.
BIOLOGISTS SAY A WIDER AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE WOULD DESTROY CRITICAL RESEARCH SITEKATHERINE SHAVERDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Like Andrew Cuomo, he might have been prudent to let the crisis play out before penning a book.
COVID’S IMPACT ON HIGHER EDUCATIONALAN MURRAYNOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
It’s not official yet, and it certainly doesn’t mean people shouldn’t continue to take prudent public safety measures such as wearing masks and social distancing.
WHY THE CDC WILL PROBABLY RECOMMEND SHORTER QUARANTINE PERIODS FOR COVIDSY MUKHERJEENOVEMBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
Deep cleaning public places such as subway cars seemed prudent early on, but evidence suggests that touching shared surfaces isn’t a big driver of transmission events, Klimek says.
CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNS DON’T NEED TO BE ALL OR NOTHINGJONATHAN LAMBERTNOVEMBER 25, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
If they had only been able to learn from the licentiate Alcaraz, who was experienced and very prudent!
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
But being himself in somewhat strained relations with the existing Government, he did not think it prudent to show himself.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
On his departure from the Alcazar, the warden thought it prudent to send a person to observe his movements.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
I being, he considered, the more prudent in money matters, kept our lodging accounts and paid the bills.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The commander-in-chief overrated the fighting qualities of the Neapolitan troops and thought it prudent to evacuate Rome.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO PRUDENT

  • appropriate
  • apt
  • commendable
  • desirable
  • expedient
  • fit
  • fitting
  • judicious
  • politic
  • prudent
  • seemly
  • sensible
  • sound
  • suggested
  • suitable
  • tactical
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.