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English noun: prudence

1. prudence (attribute) discretion in practical affairs


Broader (hypernym)discernment, discretion, natural virtue


Narrower (hyponym)frugality, frugalness, providence


Antonymsimprudence

2. prudence (cognition) knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress


SamplesThe servants showed great tact and discretion.


Synonymscircumspection, discreetness, discretion


Broader (hypernym)discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity


Narrower (hyponym)confidentiality









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