[ joo-dish-uhs ]
/ dʒuˈdɪʃ əs /
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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.



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Origin of judicious

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin jūdici(um) “judgment” (see judge, -ium) + -ous; compare Italian giudizioso, French judicieux
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.
ju·di·cious·ly, adverbju·di·cious·ness, nouno·ver·ju·di·cious, adjectiveo·ver·ju·di·cious·ness, noun
judicial, judiciary, judicious (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for judicious

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having or proceeding from good judgment
judiciously, adverbjudiciousness, noun
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