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".

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