judicious


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judicious

using sound judgment; practical
Not to be confused with:
judicial – pertaining to a judge; judging; forensic
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ju·di·cious

 (jo͞o-dĭsh′əs)
adj.
Having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent.

[From French judicieux, from Latin iūdicium, judgment, from iūdex, iūdic-, judge; see judge.]

ju·di′cious·ly adv.
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judicious

(dʒuːˈdɪʃəs)
adj
having or proceeding from good judgment
juˈdiciously adv
juˈdiciousness n
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ju•di•cious

(dʒuˈdɪʃ əs)

adj.
having, exercising, or characterized by good judgment; discreet, prudent, balanced, or wise: judicious use of one's money; a judicious selection.
[1590–1600; < Latin jūdici(um) judgment (see judicial); compare Italian giudizioso, French judicieux]
ju•di′cious•ly, adv.
ju•di′cious•ness, n.
syn: See practical.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.judicious - marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
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judicious

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judicious

adjective
Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
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Translations
حَكيم، سَديد الرأي
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velovervejet
hygginn, skynsamlegur
išmintingaiišmintingasišmintingumas
prātīgssaprātīgs
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judicious

[dʒuːˈdɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → sensato, juicioso
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judicious

[dʒuːˈdɪʃəs] adjjudicieux/euse
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judicious

adj, judiciously
advklug, umsichtig
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judicious

[dʒuːˈdɪʃəs] adj (frm) → giudizioso/a
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judicious

(dʒuˈdiʃəs) adjective
showing wisdom and good sense. a judicious choice of words.
juˈdiciously adverb
juˈdiciousness noun
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References in classic literature ?
The following relation is so curious and entertaining, and the dissertations that accompany it so judicious and instructive, that the translator is confident his attempt stands in need of no apology, whatever censures may fall on the performance.
The first was to obey the laws and customs of my country, adhering firmly to the faith in which, by the grace of God, I had been educated from my childhood and regulating my conduct in every other matter according to the most moderate opinions, and the farthest removed from extremes, which should happen to be adopted in practice with general consent of the most judicious of those among whom I might be living.
They roused him with muffins--they roused him with ice-- They roused him with mustard and cress-- They roused him with jam and judicious advice-- They set him conundrums to guess.
So successful a watch and ward had been established over the young lady by this judicious parent, that she had grown up highly ornamental, but perfectly helpless and useless.
but happiest, beyond all comparison, are those excellent STRULDBRUGS, who, being born exempt from that universal calamity of human nature, have their minds free and disengaged, without the weight and depression of spirits caused by the continual apprehensions of death!" I discovered my admiration that I had not observed any of these illustrious persons at court; the black spot on the forehead being so remarkable a distinction, that I could not have easily overlooked it: and it was impossible that his majesty, a most judicious prince, should not provide himself with a good number of such wise and able counsellors.
Thus by a judicious exercise of tact and asperity we re-established the atmospheric equilibrium of the room long before I left them a little before midnight, now tenderly reconciled, to walk down to the harbour and hail the Tremolino by the usual soft whistle from the edge of the quay.
Hence, it will result that the administration, the political counsels, and the judicial decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical, and judicious than those of individual States, and consequently more satisfactory with respect to other nations, as well as more SAFE with respect to us.
By a judicious use of this Law of Nature, the Polygons and Circles are almost always able to stifle sedition in its very cradle, taking advantage of the irrepressible and boundless hopefulness of the human mind.
Not a single female was present but found some means of expressing her abhorrence of poor Jenny, who bore all very patiently, except the malice of one woman, who reflected upon her person, and tossing up her nose, said, "The man must have a good stomach who would give silk gowns for such sort of trumpery!" Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
But it was during the still hours of the night when she lay awake revolving plans in her mind that she seemed to see her way clearly toward a proper and judicious use of the money.
Happy will it be if our choice should be directed by a judicious estimate of our true interests, unperplexed and unbiased by considerations not connected with the public good.
And happily for the REPUBLICAN CAUSE, the practicable sphere may be carried to a very great extent, by a judicious modification and mixture of the FEDERAL PRINCIPLE.