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What Is Prudence? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS PRUDENCE – In this topic, we will first know and learn the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.



The Oxford Dictionary defines the term as the following:

  • the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.

Meanwhile, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
  • sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs
  • skill and good judgment in the use of resources
  • caution or circumspection as to danger or risk


Here are some of the following synonyms:

  • wisdom
  • judgment
  • good judgment
  • judiciousness
  • sagacity
  • shrewdness
  • advisability
  • common sense
  • sense
  • caution
  • cautiousness
  • care
  • carefulness
  • canniness
  • chariness


Here are some examples of the usage of this term:

  • The prudence of a playoff bubble has been debated for much of the year after the NBA completed its season and postseason in a bubble at Disney World.
  • This office he filled with great prudence and probity, removing many abuses in the administration of justice in Egypt.
  • He seems to have acted with prudence and moderation during the conversion of his kingdom and did not countenance compulsory proselytism.
  • The right reason by which moral virtue is determined is prudence, which is determined in its turn by wisdom.

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