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Noun: prudence  proo-d(u)n(t)s
  1. Discretion in practical affairs
  2. Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    "the servants showed great tact and prudence";
    - discretion, discreetness, circumspection

Derived forms: prudences

Type of: discernment, discretion, judgement, judgment, natural virtue, sagaciousness, sagacity

Antonym: imprudence

Encyclopedia: Prudence, West Virginia