judicious

[ joo-dish-uhs ]
/ dʒuˈdɪʃ əs /

adjective

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

1590–1600; < Latin jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ous; compare Italian giudizioso, French judicieux

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH judicious

judicial judiciary judicious (see synonym study at the current entry)

synonym study for judicious

1. See practical. 1, 2. See moderate. 2. Judicious, judicial both refer to a balanced and wise judgment. Judicious implies the possession and use of discerning and discriminating judgment: a judicious use of one's time. Judicial has connotations of judgments made in a courtroom and refers to a fair and impartial kind of judgment: cool and judicial in examining the facts.
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British Dictionary definitions for judicious

judicious
/ (dʒuːˈdɪʃəs) /

adjective

having or proceeding from good judgment

Derived forms of judicious

judiciously, adverbjudiciousness, noun
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