from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having, or characterized by, good judgment or sound thinking

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to a court; judicial.
  • adj. Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or exercising sound judgment; well-judging; prudent; discreet; sensible: as, a judicious parent or teacher; a judicious historian.
  • Manifesting good judgment; well-judged; carefully considered or planned: as, a judicious use of time or money; judicious treatment of the insane.
  • Relating to a court or to the administration of justice; judicial.
  • Synonyms and Prudent, rational, wise, discreet, intelligent, skilful, discerning, sagacious, sound, cool, politic. See sensible and astute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters


From French judicieux, from Latin iūdicium, judgment, from iūdex, iūdic-, judge; see judge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Based on Middle French judicieux, itself based on Latin iudicium. (Wiktionary)



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