Definition of prudence:
discretion, finesse, frugality, anxiety, judiciousness, circumspection, desirableness, discretion, gingerliness, management, advisability, wisdom, providence, worry, save, forethoughtfulness, chariness, careful, care, chariness, caution, discreetness, charge, circumspection, expedience, discernment, concern, judgment, free will, sensibleness, foresight, horse sense, consideration, policy, sense, solicitude, advisableness, desirability, trouble, wit, providence, attention, foresight, gumption, direction, thriftiness, precaution, nous, foresightedness, forehandedness, diplomacy, delicacy, levelheadedness, forethought, oversight, carefulness, forecast, perplexity.
caution (part of speech: verb)
- presence of mind,
- temperance (part of speech: noun)
- vigilance (part of speech: noun)
- economy (part of speech: noun)
" So," Christina was on the point of saying almost indignantly, " so was the beauty of my lovely lady," but she checked her words just in time; prudence demanded that she should say nothing, rather than that by saying a word too much, she should betray another woman's trust.- "Christina", L. G. Moberly.
- "The Roman Question", Edmond About.
- "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.