View synonyms for prudently


[ prood-nt-lee ]


  1. in a wise, judicious, discreet, or careful manner:

    Donors want their charitable gifts to be invested prudently and managed professionally.

    For the moment, scientists are prudently refraining from making sweeping assertions, insisting on the need for further research.

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  • non·pru·dent·ly adverb
  • pre·pru·dent·ly adverb
  • un·pru·dent·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

As they are now ratcheting up, the prudent thing is to protect our staff and visitors.

Properly loaded and hitched trailers driven at prudent speeds do not tend to sway.

Landing any of them, should the Nationals look to really spend on a hitter, would make it more prudent to keep testing Kieboom, García and even Robles, who took a few steps back in 2020.

The regulated utility has the burden of proof to show regulators that its proposed costs are reasonable and prudent.

Forecasting has value, but prudent people and organizations do not bet everything on having things turn out as expected.

Having genetic testing knowledge will make citizens proceed more prudently in the future.

If only other American presidents had acted so prudently before embarking on military endeavors.

For this apparently new and shiny one-state bauble is in fact a prudently discarded historical relic.

During the Cuban missile crisis of 1963, my father purchased a painting he could not then prudently afford.

But instead of prudently adjusting their behavior, they're being bizarrely short-sighted and irresponsible.

The Justiciars had prudently barricaded the doors, but, when Bruce called for fire, they instantly surrendered.

Aguinaldo had prudently evacuated it two days before with his main army, going in the direction of Calumpit.

The Scots pressed forward; the English fell back; but Bruce prudently soon recalled his men from the conflict.

Mrs. Haight regarded the radiant young hostess with a malignant stare, prudently veiled by drooping lids.

Adam prudently left his papers in safe keeping at Berwick till he had provided himself with a safe conduct.