1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; -- opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence;
  2. Practically wise, judicious, shrewd
    ''His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top
  3. Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
    Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget

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