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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pru·dent /-dṇt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pru·dent a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         prudent silence"