careful; using or exercising caution; tentative
"He took a few cautious steps toward the cave."
Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; — opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence
Practically wise, judicious, shrewd
"His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top"
Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
"Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget''"
acting with or showing care and thought for the future
"no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose"
Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.
Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; - opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior.
Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.
people who are fearful and cautious;
"whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
showing careful forethought;
"reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"
"a cautious driver"
"a conservative estimate"
cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent;
"a cautious answer"
"very cautious about believing everything she was told"
unwilling to take risks
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment;
"a prudent manager"
"more prudent to hide than to fight"
showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence;
"maintained a prudent silence"