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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


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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