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[joo-dish-uh s] /dʒuˈdɪʃ əs/

using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic:
judicious use of one’s money.
having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised:
a judicious selection of documents.
having or proceeding from good judgment

1590s, “having sound judgment,” from Middle French judicieux (16c.), from Latin iudicium “judgment,” from iudicem (see judge (v.)). Meaning “careful, prudent” is from c.1600. Related: Judiciously; judiciousness.


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