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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ju•di•cious /dʒuˈdɪʃəs/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ju•di•cious•ness, n. [uncountable]See -jud-.
- having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment:He made judicious use of his money.
( jo̅o̅ dish′əs),USA pronunciation adj.
- using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency;
discreet, prudent, or politic:judicious use of one's money.
- having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment;
wise, sensible, or well-advised:a judicious selection of documents.
- Latin jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ous; compare Italian giudizioso, French judicieux
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See practical.
- 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See moderate.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rational, reasonable, sober, sound, sagacious, enlightened, considered. Judicious, judicial both refer to a balanced and wise judgment. Judicious implies the possession and use of discerning and discriminating judgment:a judicious use of one's time.Judicial has connotations of judgments made in a courtroom and refers to a fair and impartial kind of judgment:cool and judicial in examining the facts.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged imprudent.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged silly, unreasonable.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
judicious /dʒuːˈdɪʃəs/ adj
juˈdiciously adv juˈdiciousness n
- having or proceeding from good judgment
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