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Meaning & Definition of Prudence in English

English

Prudence

/prudəns/

noun

1. Discretion in practical affairs

    synonym:
  • prudence

2. Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

  • "The servants showed great tact and discretion"
    synonym:
  • discretion
  • ,
  • discreetness
  • ,
  • circumspection
  • ,
  • prudence

Examples of using

We ought at least, for prudence, never to speak of ourselves, because that is a subject on which we may be sure that other people’s views are never in accordance with our own.
A man of prudence wouldn't say such things.