- moderation; discretion; prudence.
Origin of sophrosyne
Related Words for sophrosynefrugality, restraint, wisdom, foresight, moderation, discretion, vigilance, caution, thrift, circumspection, temperance, calculation, forethought, providence, sense, economy, cautiousness, canniness, sophrosyne
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The virtue on which they insisted was sophrosyne, knowing the limits which nature fixes for human conduct and keeping within them.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
the quality of wise moderation; Greek, "prudence, moderation in desires, discretion, temperance," from sophron "of sound mind, prudent, temperate" (see Sophronia).