Definitions for: Judicious


[adj] proceeding from good sense or judgment; "a sensible choice"
[adj] marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a sensible manager"; "a wise decision"
[adj] characterized by good judgment or sound thinking; "judicious journalism"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju*di"cious, a. [F. judicieux, fr. L. judicium
judgment. See Judicial.]
Of or relating to a court; judicial. [Obs.]

His last offenses to us Shall have judicious hearing.
--Shak.

2. Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound
judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows The
fits o' the season. --Shak.

Syn: Prudent; discreet; rational; wise; skillful; discerning;
sagacious; well-advised.

Synonyms: advisable, prudent, responsible, sensible, wise




Famous Quotes Containing Judicious:


It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

-- Adam Smith (Scottish Economist)

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.

-- Northrop Frye (Canadian Critic)

Judicious absence is a weapon.

-- Charles Reade (English Novelist)

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

-- Voltaire (French Writer)

The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.

-- William Falconer (Scottish Poet)

Nothing like a little judicious levity.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Writer)

Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals.

-- Emma Thompson (English Actress)

You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body - by judicious, daily exercise.

-- Grenville Kleiser (American Author)

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body - by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.

-- Grantland Rice (American Journalist)

It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.

-- Zachary Taylor (American President)

A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.

-- William Graham Sumner (American Businessman)

All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.

-- Thorstein Veblen (American Economist)

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.

-- William Shenstone (English Poet)


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