- adj. 谨慎的；精明的；节俭的
- n. (Prudent)人名；(法)普吕当
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- prudent:  Prudent and provident are as it were two separate goes at the same word. Both were formed from the Latin prefix prō- ‘before, in advance’ and vidēns, the present participle of vidēre ‘see’ (and hence etymologically mean ‘foreseeing’). The pre-classical coinage was contracted to prūdēns ‘farsighted, wise’, which reached English via Old French prudent. Provident comes from the uncontracted prōvidēns, part of the paradigm of prōvidēre (source of English provide).
- prudent (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French prudent "with knowledge, deliberate" (c. 1300), from Latin prudentem (nominative prudens) "knowing, skilled, sagacious, circumspect;" rarely in literal sense "foreseeing;" contraction of providens, present participle of providere "to foresee" (see provide). Related: Prudently.
- 1. Tone down your kamikaze tendencies and take more prudent risks.
- 2. Prudent people are not going to take a leap in the dark.
- 3. It might be more prudent to get a second opinion before going ahead.
- 4. A prudent man saves part of his wages.
- 5. A prudent traveller never disparages his own country.
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