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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ju•di•cious /dʒuˈdɪʃəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment:He made judicious use of his money.
ju•di•cious•ly, adv. 
ju•di•cious•ness, n. [uncountable]See -jud-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ju•di•cious  ( jo̅o̅ dishəs), 
  1. using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency;
    discreet, prudent, or politic:judicious use of one's money.
  2. 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
  • 1590–1600
ju•dicious•ly, adv. 
ju•dicious•ness, n. 
1 . See practical.  1, 2 . See moderate.  2 . 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 . imprudent. 2 . silly, unreasonable.

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judicious /dʒuːˈdɪʃəs/ adj
  1. having or proceeding from good judgment

juˈdiciously adv juˈdiciousness n

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