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She is judicious when spending her money.
  showing good judgment
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judicious judiciously judiciousness
Strongly Associated with:   judiciary
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Standard Prefix:  Note that the prefix in- means not for this word. This is one of the common meanings of the prefix in- as seen in incorrect, independent, inexpensive, inefficient, inconsiderate, ...
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  • She is judicious when spending her money.
  • And when it was made plain who Kino was, the doctor grew stern and judicious at the same time.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • But another poet has likewise said, "He who attempts to deceive the judicious is already baring his own back for the scourge."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • judicious plan
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle

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  • Her lips pursed judiciously.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • Zandra was glad to answer a few judicious questions.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He rubbed his chin judiciously.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Let’s put it another way: room in the SHU is a finite resource, and the warden and his staff have to use it judiciously.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Old Cob said judiciously, taking a long drink.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Liv Crawford could speak to these elements and others, and then point out the work invested in the grounds, the mature and various species of tree and shrub, the well-chosen perennials and annuals and judicious use of ornamental stones, the scale and shape and proportion of the entire site a realty dream come true, so that all one need do is simply move right in.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • "I like him," he announced judiciously.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Your hatred of the South—which often is clearly tantamount to expressing hatred, or at least dislike, for me—is appalling in anyone who like yourself is so knowing and judicious in so many other ways.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He goes away at judicious intervals, on business, giving me a chance to miss him.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Very judicious, considering the crime that banished you here in the first place.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I bit my tongue, repressing a number of more or less injudicious remarks that were bubbling toward the surface.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The driver squinted judiciously ahead and built up the speed of the truck a little.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The boys were judicious, taking just one or two pieces and depositing them in the small plastic grocery sacks they carried with them.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "Hail to our priest!" Lloyd said judiciously.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • In certain circumstances the common folk judiciously allowed them certain privileges by the simple method of becoming blind to some of the Ewells’ activities.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Father judiciously traded these for an extra orang-utan from the Mysore Zoo and a chimpanzee from the Manila Zoo.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Not wanton killing, but a judicious slaying.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • A judicious selection of people-the conductor, Miss Debenham and MacQueen-will also have seen her.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Kutuzov, without looking at Wolzogen, gave directions for the order to be written out which the former commander in chief, to avoid personal responsibility, very judiciously wished to receive.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Although Queen Genevieve ruled her queendom judiciously, with care for the well-being of her people, the monarchy had been forever weakened.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • "Your decisions are perfectly judicious, madam," returned Mr. Brocklehurst.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Then I put her through the following catechism: for a girl of twenty-two it was not injudicious.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • But desperate times required judicious risk-taking.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • As it is, the effect of Zeus’ words, judicious though they are, cannot be very great.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But where is such a friend to be found as Lothario would have, so judicious, so loyal, and so true?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Whether or not people see it, I’m still expected to dress’well, judiciously.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • As for myself, I neither have, nor desire to have, a mistress, following in that respect the very judicious example of Athos, who has none any more than I have.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • IVY DAY IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM OLD JACK raked the cinders together with a piece of cardboard and spread them judiciously over the whitening dome of coals.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "There are two kinds of storms," Pablo said, heavily and judiciously.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He immediately made him out free papers; deposited a sum of money in the hands of the Quaker, to be judiciously used in assisting him to start in life, and left a very sensible and kind letter of advice to the young man.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The teacher was dark and pretty, and by a judicious raising or withholding of hands the twins had no worries.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Judiciously show a dog his natural prey, if you wish him to bring it down one day.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But I’m hoping you’ll use that freedom . judiciously.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • After a long pause Uncle Pio would admit judiciously: "You were good in the scene on the ship."
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • ’It was not judicious, sir, I am willing to admit,’ said Mr. Mell.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Instead of the Creator adored by its creature, you soon have merely a leader acclaimed by a partisan, and finally a distinguished character approved by a judicious historian.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Now, this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure of the which one must in your allowance, o’erweigh a whole theatre of others.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • "You could strike him yourself, Mam," said the Kestrel, "judiciously, you know."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Owing to the very judicious plan of dividing the two acts of the opera with a ballet, the pauses between the performances are very short, the singers in the opera having time to repose themselves and change their costume, when necessary, while the dancers are executing their pirouettes and exhibiting their graceful steps.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Cedric nods at this judicious response and wants to know Zayd’s thoughts on other black martyrs.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • You eat and drink, and know you are acting in the most reasonable, most judicious manner.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • By judicious management and improvement, it might be made to pay more.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • That point is this: The Sperm Whale is in some cases sufficiently powerful, knowing, and judiciously malicious, as with direct aforethought to stave in, utterly destroy, and sink a large ship; and what is more, the Sperm Whale HAS done it.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Sometimes it would seem to Hightower that he would actually hale Byron into the house by a judicious application of pure breath, as though Byron wore a sail.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But now I think it high time to speak of the young French priest of the order of St. Benedict, whose judicious and pious discourses, upon sundry occasions, merit an extraordinary observation; nor can his being a French Papist priest, I presume, give offence to any of my readers, when they have this assurance from me, that he was a person of the most courteous disposition, extensive charity, and exalted piety.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Their rocket launchers and Kalashnikovs were trained lazily in the direction of a smart company of Pakistani soldiers whose own weapons were judiciously holstered.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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