1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior.
Moses established a grave and prudent law. --Milton.
2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.
Syn: -- Cautious; wary; circumspect; considerate; discreet; judicious; provident; economical; frugal.
adj 1: careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent
manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation";
"more prudent to hide than to fight" [ant: imprudent]
2: showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior
especially in preserving prudent silence; "maintained a