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Definition 1: discretion in practical affairs - [noun denoting attribute]

(prudence is a kind of ...) (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature

(prudence is a kind of ...) the trait of judging wisely and objectively

"a man of discernment"

(... is a kind of prudence ) the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

(... is a kind of prudence ) prudence in avoiding waste

Definition 2: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where prudence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the servants showed great tact and discretion

Synonyms for prudence in the sense of this definition

(prudence is a kind of ...) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

(... is a kind of prudence ) discretion in keeping secret information

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