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Cautious vs. Prudent

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Cautiousadjective

careful; using or exercising caution; tentative

‘He took a few cautious steps toward the cave.’;

Prudentadjective

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

Cautiousadjective

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.

‘Cautious feeling for another's pain.’; ‘Be swift to hear; but cautious of your tongue.’;

Prudentadjective

Practically wise, judicious, shrewd

‘His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top’;

Cautiousnoun

people who are fearful and cautious;

‘whitewater rafting is not for the timid’;

Prudentadjective

Frugal; economical; not extravagant;

‘Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget''’;

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Cautiousadjective

showing careful forethought;

‘reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions’; ‘a cautious driver’;

Prudentadjective

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.

‘Moses established a grave and prudent law.’;

Cautiousadjective

avoiding excess;

‘a conservative estimate’;

Prudentadjective

Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.

Cautiousadjective

cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent;

‘a cautious answer’; ‘very cautious about believing everything she was told’;

Prudentadjective

careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment;

‘a prudent manager’; ‘prudent rulers’; ‘prudent hesitation’; ‘more prudent to hide than to fight’;

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Cautiousadjective

unwilling to take risks

Prudentadjective

showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence;

‘maintained a prudent silence’;

Prudentadjective

acting with or showing care and thought for the future

‘no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose’;

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