Definition of judicious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒuˈdɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒuˈdɪʃəs//
(formal, approving)
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careful and sensible; showing good judgement It is curable with judicious use of antibiotics. Some dishes would be very bland without the judicious use of spices and other seasonings. opposite injudicious Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French judicieux, from Latin judicium ‘judgement’, from judex, judic-, from jus ‘law’ + dicere ‘to say’.
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