judicious

  • 1 Judicious — Ju*di cious, a. [F. judicieux, fr. L. judicium judgment. See {Judicial}.] Of or relating to a court; judicial. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His last offenses to us Shall have judicious hearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Directed or governed by sound… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 judicious — I adjective apperceptive, astute, calculating, careful, cautious, considerate, considered, deliberate, diplomatic, discerning, discreet, discretionary, discriminating, enlightened, heedful, judgmatic, mindful, moderate, perceptive, percipient,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 judicious — (adj.) 1590s, having sound judgment, from M.Fr. judicieux (16c.), from L. iudicium judgment, from iudicem (see JUDGE (Cf. judge) (v.)). Meaning careful, prudent is from c.1600. Related: Judiciously; judiciousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 judicious — *wise, sage, sapient, prudent, sensible, sane Analogous words: *rational, reasonable: just, *fair, equitable, dispassionate, objective: sagacious, perspicacious, astute, *shrewd: discreet, prudent (see under PRUDENCE) Antonyms: injudicious:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 judicious — [adj] wise, thoughtful accurate, acute, astute, calculating, careful, cautious, circumspect, clear sighted, considerate, considered, diplomatic, discerning, discreet, discriminating, efficacious, enlightened, expedient, far sighted, informed,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 judicious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or done with good judgement. DERIVATIVES judiciously adverb judiciousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 judicious — [jo͞odish′əs] adj. [Fr judicieux < L judicium, judgment < judex: see JUDGE] having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful judiciously adv. judiciousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 judicious — 01. Parents have to be [judicious] in disciplining their children; too much is as bad as too little. 02. By examining a [judicious] selection of contexts, one can gain insight into the meaning and usage of new vocabulary. 03. I think you will… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 9 judicious — judicial, judicious These two words, both derived from the Latin word judex meaning ‘judge’, are easily confused although their current meanings are distinct. Judicial means ‘relating to judges or legal processes’ (a judicial inquiry / a judicial …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 judicious — judiciously, adv. judiciousness, n. /jooh dish euhs/, adj. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 11 judicious — adj. (formal) judicious to + inf. (it would be judicious to remain silent) * * * [dʒuː dɪʃəs] (formal) judicious to + inf. (it would be judicious to remain silent) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 judicious — [[t]ʤuːdɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe an action or decision as judicious, you approve of it because you think that it shows good judgement and sense. [FORMAL] The President authorizes the judicious use of military force to… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 judicious — [dʒʊ dɪʃəs] adjective having or done with good judgement; sensible. Derivatives judiciously adverb judiciousness noun Origin C16: from Fr. judicieux, from L. judicium (see judicial). Usage Judicious means ‘using go …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 judicious — ju•di•cious [[t]dʒuˈdɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. having, exercising, or characterized by good judgment; discreet, prudent, balanced, or wise: judicious use of one s money; a judicious selection[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L jūdici(um) judgment (see… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 judicious — See judicial, judicious …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 16 judicious — adj. Judicious is used with these nouns: ↑mix, ↑mixture, ↑selection, ↑use …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 judicious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. prudent, sound. See judgment.Ant., injudicious. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. well advised, prudent, sensible, wise, discreet, reasonable, rational, seasonable, timely, sagacious, sound, proper,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 judicious — ju|di|cious [dʒu:ˈdıʃəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: judicieux, from Latin judicium; JUDICIAL] done in a sensible and careful way ▪ a judicious choice >judiciously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 judicious — ju|di|cious [ dʒu dıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL showing intelligence and good judgment: a judicious decision ╾ ju|di|cious|ly adverb ╾ ju|di|cious|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 judicious — adjective formal done in a sensible and careful way: a judicious choice judiciously adverb judiciousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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