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English definition of “prudent”

prudent

adjective uk   /ˈpruː.dənt/ us  
careful and avoiding risks: [+ to infinitive] It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it.
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Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
prudence
noun [U] uk   /-dəns/ us  
The firm was commended for its financial prudence.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
prudently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of prudent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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