Synonyms of 'prudence'
1 cautionDictionary, care, discretionHe urged prudence rather than haste on any new resolution.
Drivers are urged to exercise extreme caution in icy weather.
I chose my words with care.
He conducted the whole affair with the utmost discretion.
Drugs are a problem that requires constant vigilance.
Extreme wariness is the safest policy when dealing with these substances.
Handling difficult customers requires tact and circumspection.
2 wisdomDictionary, common sense, good senseacting with prudence and judgment
3 thriftDictionary, economy, planningA lack of prudence may lead to financial problems.
They were rightly praised for their thrift and enterprise.
They have achieved quite remarkable effects with great economy of means.
Exercise adequate precaution when out in public.
They had the foresight to invest in new technology.
the lack of providence in his behaviour
These people consider themselves adept at financial husbandry.
We must practise frugality and economy.
With a little forethought many accidents could be avoided.
I would rather worry without need than live without heed – The Barber of Seville]
Take care of the pennies and the pounds will look after themselvesA stitch in time saves nineWaste not, want not
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Thesaurus for prudence from the Collins English Thesaurus
Prudence is care and good sense that someone shows when making a decision or taking action.