US: /ˈpɹudənt/
UK: /pɹˈuːdənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

prudent /prudent/
  • tính từ
    • thận trọng, cẩn thận
    • khôn ngoan

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
sensible and careful when you make judgements and decisions; avoiding unnecessary risks: a prudent businessman + a prudent decision / investment + It might be more prudent to get a second opinion before going ahead.
prudence noun [U]: Maybe you'll exercise a little more financial prudence next time.
prudently adverb: They very prudently decided not to take the case to court.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 careful, cautious, discreet, discerning, wise, sage, sagacious, politic, judicious, discriminating, sensible, reasonable, canny, shrewd, cautious, circumspect, watchful, vigilant, heedful, wary, attentive, alert, guarded:
James had always found it prudent to listen to others before speaking his mind
2 provident, thrifty, economic(al), frugal, prudential:
Father favours prudent, conservative management of the family business.

Collocation dictionary


be, seem | consider sth, think sth
We thought it prudent to telephone first.


extremely, very | reasonably

Concise English dictionary

+careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment