Associations to the word «Prudence»


PRUDENCE, noun. The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.
PRUDENCE, proper noun. A female given name, one of the Puritan virtue names.

Dictionary definition

PRUDENCE, noun. Discretion in practical affairs.
PRUDENCE, noun. Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats