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Definition of 'prudent'

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They also have a much more prudent approach to saving and spending than any generation, except those born in 1945 or before. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also have a much more prudent approach to saving and spending than any generation, except those born in 1945 or before. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The same kinds of substitutions can bring almost any recipe right into line with the prudent approach to eating. Kowalski, Robert E The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)But it is not simply prudent management and conservative policies that have averted any banking collapse and financial meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And it draws his attention to the fact he should be more prudent and cautious when it comes to ticketing. The Sun (2006)The truly prudent person might decide to park the car for the time being in the garage to avoid the risk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That is not a prudent approach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you are phoned out of the blue it is always prudent to ask for a contact number to ring the caller back. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Others said that a change would oblige them to make assessments on how prudent they thought management was being in presenting company accounts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Against that backdrop, it might seem prudent to take some profits and find another home for your cash. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A few days seem prudent for a modern Conservative. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This, too, seems only prudent in the circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2014)During the heady days of 2006 and 2007 we took a prudent approach to lending. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When the opportunity presents itself, and when it would be prudent, we always argue for tax reductions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Canadian economy has largely sailed through the economic woes of the past five years on the back of a natural resources boom and prudent financial management. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Despite the financial difficulties, no members of staff were made redundant thanks to the company's prudent management. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Bearing in mind what has been said so far, it would be prudent to purchase goods that have wax linings as opposed to plastic or foil linings. Lashford, Stephanie The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)While being slow to anger is almost always prudent, pulling back and refusing to engage can be a form of manipulation, which is neither righteous nor constructive. Christianity Today (2000)

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Translations for 'prudent'

British English: prudent ADJECTIVE
Someone who is prudent is sensible and careful.
It is clearly prudent to take all precautions.

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