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Definition of prudence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prudence

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpruːdns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpruːdns//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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a sensible and careful attitude when you make judgements and decisions; behaviour that avoids unnecessary risks Maybe you’ll exercise a little more financial prudence next time. opposite imprudence Synonymscarecaution prudenceThese are all words for attention or thought that you give to something in order to avoid mistakes or accidents.care attention or thought that you give to something that you are doing so that you will do it well and avoid mistakes or damage:She chose her words with care.caution care that you take in order to avoid danger or mistakes; not taking any risks:The utmost caution must be exercised when handling explosives.prudence (rather formal) being sensible and careful when you make judgements and decisions; avoiding unnecessary risks:As a matter of prudence, keep a record of all your financial transactions. Prudence is used particularly in financial contexts.Patterns to do something with care/​caution/​prudence great/​extreme care/​caution/​prudence to use/​exercise care/​caution/​prudence to proceed with care/​caution