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
Most people nowadays regard the sundial merely as an effective feature to be
  judiciously used in garden planning.
Colleges in their own view are microcosms of society, but the public more
  judiciously rates them as sideshows.
As an adult, his dynamite was more judiciously placed.
It kills beneficial insects as well as pests, so use it judiciously.
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