prudential

[ proo-den-shuh l ]
/ pruˈdɛn ʃəl /

adjective

of, pertaining to, characterized by, or resulting from prudence.
exercising prudence.
having discretionary or advisory authority, as in business matters.

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Origin of prudential

1635–45; < Latin prūdenti(a) prudence + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM prudential

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prudential

prudent prudential

Words nearby prudential

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Example sentences from the Web for prudentially

  • Sigurd was cautious, prudentially cunctatory, though heartily friendly in his counsel to Olaf as to the King question.

    Early Kings of Norway|Thomas Carlyle
  • It involves a radical venture of the will in the interest of what is unseen and prudentially incalculable.

    Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts

British Dictionary definitions for prudentially

prudential
/ (pruːˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective

characterized by or resulting from prudence
exercising prudence or sound judgment

Derived forms of prudential

prudentially, adverb
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