- using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic: judicious use of one's money.
- having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised: a judicious selection of documents.
Origin of judicious
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Examples from the Web for judiciously
It is judiciously salted with a toasty herbal twist—more about comfort than culinary pyrotechnics.Charlottesville Is Swimming in Finger Lickin’ Gas Station Fried Chicken
Jane & Michael Stern
May 26, 2014
We owe it to our young and vulnerable patients to use these medications sparingly and judiciously.Why Giving Adderall to Toddlers Is So Completely, Utterly Wrong
May 19, 2014
Always enjoyed his judiciously meted acid attacks on talk shows and political debates.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign
August 6, 2012
The education could start—slowly and judiciously—in high school, in the same way students now learn about sex and hygiene.My New Pal Rush
August 14, 2009
Many of these have since been happily discharged or judiciously shelved.
"Nay, I would not have that," said Mistress Polly judiciously.The Tory Maid
Herbert Baird Stimpson
This pleased Joseph Little hugely, and he fostered it judiciously.Put Yourself in His Place
So bold, yet so judiciously you dare, That your least praise is to be regular.The Comedies of William Congreve
The business of his life then was judiciously giving away his money.A Portrait of Old George Town
Grace Dunlop Ecker
- having or proceeding from good judgment
Word Origin and History for judiciously
1590s, "having sound judgment," from Middle French judicieux (16c.), from Latin iudicium "judgment," from iudicem (see judge (v.)). Meaning "careful, prudent" is from c.1600. Related: Judiciously; judiciousness.