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prudent

adjective     /ˈpruː.dənt/
careful and avoiding risks: [+ to infinitive] It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it. → Synonym cautious → Opposite imprudentCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful prudence     /-dəns/ noun [U] The firm was commended for its financial prudence.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful prudently     /-li/ adverb
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