Etymology
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judicious (adj.)

c. 1600, "having sound judgment; careful, prudent," also "manifesting sound judgment, carefully planned," from French judicieux (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin iudiciosus "prudent, judicious," from Latin iudicium "judgment," from iudicem "a judge" (see judge (n.)). Related: Judiciously; judiciousness.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of judicious from WordNet

judicious (adj.)
marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters;
judicious use of one's money
Synonyms: wise / heady
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