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pru·dent

prudent

 
 
pronunciation:
pru dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: showing good judgment and caution; sensible.
My parents gave me prudent advice about saving money.
 
synonyms:
sage, wise
antonyms:
rash
similar words:
careful, cautious, practical, safe, sensible
derivation: prudently (adv.)
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The word prudent contains the following part:
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.