prudent

  • 1 prudent — prudent, ente [ prydɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1090 « sage, plein d expérience »; lat. prudens 1 ♦ (1573) Qui a, montre de la prudence. ⇒ circonspect, prévoyant, réfléchi, sage . Ses déboires l ont rendu prudent. Il est trop prudent pour brusquer les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 prudent — PRUDÉNT, Ă, prudenţi, te, adj. Care se fereşte de tot ce ar putea să i producă un neajuns, să l primejduiască; prevăzător, circumspect, precaut. – Din fr. prudent, lat. prudens, ntis. Trimis de RACAI, 22.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Prudent ≠… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 prudent — pru‧dent [ˈpruːdnt] adjective 1. sensible and careful, especially by trying to avoid unnecessary risks: • These must be prudent loans requiring the buyer to put in significant capital. 2. ACCOUNTING following the rule that a business should not… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 prudent — 1 judicious, sensible, sane, *wise, sage, sapient Analogous words: *intelligent, brilliant, bright, smart, alert: *shrewd, perspicacious, sagacious, astute: disciplined, schooled (see TEACH) 2 provident, foresighted, forethoughtful, discreet (see …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Prudent — Pru dent, a. [L. prudens, entis, contr. from providens: cf. F. prudent. See {Provident}.] 1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 prudent — prudent, ente (pru dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de la prudence. •   C était la femme prudente qui est donnée proprement par le Seigneur, BOSSUET Mar. Thér.. •   Plus prudent dans les affaires du siècle que le ministre de la pénitence, qui souvent …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 prudent — pru·dent / prüd ənt/ adj: characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence pru·dent·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. prudent …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 prudent — late 14c., from Fr. prudent (c.1300), from L. prudentem (nom. prudens) knowing, skilled, sagacious, circumspect; rarely in lit. sense foreseeing; contraction of providens, prp. of providere to foresee (see PROVIDE (Cf. provide)). Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 prudent — prudent, prudential, prudish While prudent is a judgemental word meaning ‘circumspect, judicious’, prudential is merely descriptive in identifying actions and attitudes that have to do with prudence, e.g. prudential motives are motives determined …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 prudent — et sage, qui prouvoit à ce qu il doit faire ou laisser, Prudens, Circunspectus. Prudent conseil, Scitum consilium …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 prudent — Prudent, [pruden]te. adj. Qui a de la Prudence, qui est doüé de Prudence. C est un homme tres prudent. une femme tres prudente. Il se dit aussi de la conduite dans les affaires du monde, & des choses qui y ont rapport. Il a tenu une conduite tres …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12 Prudent — Surtout porté dans la Saône et Loire et le Jura, également très présent en Martinique, c est un nom de baptême correspondant au latin Prudentius (du latin prudens = sage, prévoyant), également rencontré sous la forme Prudence (14, 80, 71). Un… …

    Noms de famille

  • 13 prudent — [adj] wise, sensible in action and thought advisable, canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, discerning, discreet, economical, far sighted, frugal, hedging one’s bets*, judgmatic, judicious, leery, playing safe*, politic, provident, reasonable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 prudent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ acting with or showing care and thought for the future. DERIVATIVES prudence noun prudently adverb. ORIGIN Latin prudens, from providens foreseeing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 prudent — [pro͞o′dənt] adj. [OFr < L prudens, for providens: see PROVIDENT] 1. capable of exercising sound judgment in practical matters, esp. as concerns one s own interests 2. cautious or discreet in conduct; circumspect; not rash 3. managing… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 prudent — adj. prudent to + inf. (it was prudent of you to sell that property) * * * [ pruːd(ə)nt] prudent to + inf. (it was prudent of you to sell that property) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 prudent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin prudent , prudens, contraction of provident , providens more at provident Date: 14th century characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence: as a. marked by wisdom or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 prudent — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ consider sth, think sth (esp. BrE) ▪ We thought it prudent to telephone first. ADVERB ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 prudent — pru|dent [ˈpru:dənt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin, from providens, present participle of providere; PROVIDE] sensible and careful, especially by trying to avoid unnecessary risks ▪ prudent house buyers it is prudent (for sb) to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 prudent — [[t]pru͟ːd(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf Someone who is prudent is sensible and careful. It is always prudent to start any exercise programme gradually at first... Being a prudent and cautious person, you realise that the problem …

    English dictionary