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  • n. the state of being judicious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being judicious; sagacity; sound judgment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being judicious, or of acting or being according to sound judgment.

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

  • n. the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
  • n. good judgment


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  • Trying to supply the "judiciousness" that Coulter lacked, he refrained from overstating the positive aspects of Reconstruction or simply reversing the heroes and villains of the older historiography.


  • The Spratly issue is ultimately a litmus test for if, and when, China may act not as an 800-pound gorilla that may do as it pleases, but rather as a responsible member of the international community that exercises discretion and judiciousness in its actions.

    Daniel Wagner: China's Pre-Imperial Overstretch

  • What redeemed his venomous ferocity was the gusto with which he wrote about the shows he did like—and there were plenty of them—as well as the judiciousness with which he weighed the merits of serious plays about which he had mixed feelings.

    He Knew What He Liked—Not Much

  • Political operatives are sort of embarrassed by caution and judiciousness now, as if they are an indicator of weakness (the Democrats' traditional worry) or a lack of idealism and compassion (the Republicans' worry.)

    Would Ike Have Gone to Libya?

  • Baker added that Mr. Broder's great strength was the impartiality in his writing - not a splitting of the difference on people and issues, but instead a judiciousness in his analysis of individuals and institutions.

    David Broder, 81, dies; set 'gold standard' for political journalism

  • His memoir of growing up among the Urkas is a mischievous, almost mythological, tale of robberies carried out with honor, of revenge exacted with judiciousness.

    Here Come the Cops—Steppe on It

  • As that episode showed, Chelsea have been stripped of their judiciousness.

    Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea (agg 3-1) | Champions League match report

  • I cheered for your judiciousness when you left James and Toby behind on the first encounters, and I groaned when you illogically encouraged relationships with them later.


  • Lacking judiciousness, Jane said, Everyone is supposed to return to their cubbies after work.


  • Amalric did not minimize the numbers, as he might have, as evidence of his mercy and judiciousness.



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