judicious

[joo-dish-uhs]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ous; compare Italian giudizioso, French judicieux

judiciously, adverb
judiciousness, noun
overjudicious, adjective
overjudiciously, adverb
overjudiciousness, noun

judicial, judiciary, judicious (see synonym study at the current entry).


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
having or proceeding from good judgment
 
ju'diciously
 
adv
 
ju'diciousness
 
n

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judicious
1590s, "having sound judgment," from M.Fr. judicieux, from L. judicium "judgment," from judicem (see judge). Meaning "careful, prudent" is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
You're very judicious about when and where you distribute that e-mail address.
Because without judicious planning, an unexpected bestseller can be devastating.
At the heart of science are judicious observations and measurements.
What many people overlook is that a judicious bit of filing maybe in order at
  the same time.
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