Definition of 'prudence'
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It would have to be done with very great prudence. The Sun (2016)It would have to be done with very great prudence. The Sun (2016)There is a recognition that they took financial prudence too far in the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It would be wrong to jeopardise public safety in the name of financial prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is not my place to talk about whether financial prudence is the right policy or not. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Show not enough prudence and civilians could well be killed all too easily. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The second lesson is that a reputation for economic prudence earns a licence to act. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Payment by result means lawyers are only paid on successful cases with inbuilt incentives for commercial discipline and economic prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But optimism needs resources, and will not grow with more fiscal prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Of care, prudence forbids us to make any sure declaration. Christianity Today (2000)The resignation will alarm foreign investors, who regard him as a guarantor of financial prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our fathers and grandfathers married out of prudence and good sense: it answered admirably well. The CatalansUntil now you've shown prudence in who you get involved with. The Sun (2008)They were above all concerned with financial prudence, to safeguard their employment and reduce the cost of their mortgages. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Over three years he had a chance to establish a relationship with the new president and helped to convert him to the virtues of fiscal prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's common sense and prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If his aim was to enhance his reputation for economic prudence before the general election, he has done a reasonable job. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I have misgivings about an alliance of countries that differ wildly in their attitudes to fairly important things such as work and financial prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is quite something as a Chancellor to make Italy look like a beacon of fiscal prudence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The club wanted to go down a different route so we've exercised financial prudence, balanced the books with sales and recruited young players. The Sun (2013)Just look at the relative fiscal profligacy or prudence of those European countries going it alone versus those who have joined the EU. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'prudence'
British English: prudence NOUN
Prudence is care and good sense that someone shows when making a decision or taking action.
Businesses are showing remarkable prudence in investing in the region.
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