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Definition showing good judgment
  • She is judicious when spending her money.
judicious = shows good judgment
  • She chooses her battles judiciously.
  • judiciously = with good judgment
  • His position as the maitre d' of the Boyarsky called for judiciousness, tact, decorum.
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • judiciousness = good judgement
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • "Your decisions are perfectly judicious, madam," returned Mr. Brocklehurst.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • judicious = sensible
  • However, the majority of Americans saw through the deceit and decided judiciously.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • judiciously = with sound judgment
  • At first, John Quincy objected, saying he preferred to remain at home and prepare for Harvard, but his mother convinced him of the great opportunity inherent in such an experience. In a heartfelt letter of farewell, she would liken the judicious traveler to a river that increases its volume the farther it flows from its source.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • judicious = wise
  • I let a judicious amount of time go past, and then I set off to Port Ticonderoga, on the train, to consult Reenie.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Blind Assassin
  • judicious = sensible
  • Not wanton killing, but a judicious slaying.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • judicious = wise
  • To her she was most injudiciously indulgent.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • injudiciously = unwisely
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in injudiciously means not and reverses the meaning of judiciously. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • It has been necessary to forge in you the wise and judicious temperament that will guide you as protector of the Heart Crystal.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • judicious = having good judgment
  • Very judicious, considering the crime that banished you here in the first place.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • judicious = sensible
  • He rubbed his chin judiciously.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • judiciously = thoughtfully
  • I think them injudicious, but I am not paid for giving any opinion on their merits.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • injudicious = unwise
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in injudicious means not and reverses the meaning of judicious. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • "Well," Brinker qualified judiciously, "not actually killed."
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • judiciously = in a manner that is careful to be accurate
  • Catherine, also, deemed it judicious to moderate her expressions of pleasure in receiving him; and he gradually established his right to be expected.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • judicious = wise
  • "I like him," he announced judiciously.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • judiciously = in a manner that shows good judgment
  • Yet she judiciously classified the personal intelligence that flowed under her plump fingers, and maintained a prudent censorship over her tongue.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • judiciously = wisely
  • 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
  • judiciously = wisely
  • 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
  • judicious = wise
  • 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
judicious = sensible

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