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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
judicious
adjective
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▪ The key is single variety wines, labelled by grape name, and the judicious use of oak.
▪ By judicious use of the more than adequate graphic, a wide variety of sounds can be accessed.
▪ With judicious use of hot water, I enjoyed four cups of tea, and then found that the rain had stopped.
▪ Some Laboulbeniales even have so-called trigger organs to ensure judicious use of spores.
▪ We seem to be interested in judicious use when we call rewards and punishments just or unjust and fair or unfair.
▪ Such amenorrhoea is associated with bone loss, and this can be prevented by the judicious use of cyclical hormones.
▪ Where thick deposits of heat modified oil or fat have accumulated the judicious use of a scraper may be indicated.
▪ Yet a judicious use of some survey courses might paradoxically allow more depth in others.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ You have to be very judicious about how you spend the taxpayers' money.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Judicious

Judicious \Ju*di"cious\, a. [F. judicieux, fr. L. judicium judgment. See Judicial.] Of or relating to a court; judicial. [Obs.]

His last offenses to us Shall have judicious hearing.
--Shak.

2. Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows The fits o' the season.
--Shak.

Syn: Prudent; discreet; rational; wise; skillful; discerning; sagacious; well-advised.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
judicious

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.

Wiktionary
judicious

a. Having, characterized by, or done with good judgment or sound thinking.

WordNet
judicious
  1. adj. characterized by good judgment or sound thinking; "judicious journalism"

  2. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a sensible manager"; "a wise decision" [syn: sensible, wise]

  3. proceeding from good sense or judgment; "a sensible choice" [syn: sensible]

Usage examples of "judicious".

Blake practiced with this weapon it dawned upon him that his knowledge of fencing might be put to advantage should the necessity arise, to the end that his awkwardness with the buckler should be outweighed by his nicer defensive handling of his sword and his offensive improved by the judicious use of the point, against which they had developed little or no defense.

Seneca seems to me to be out of humour, when, speaking of the conflagration, he bestows his censures both on the library itself, and the eulogium made on it by Livy, who styles it an illustrious monument of the opulence of the Egyptian kings, and of their judicious attention to the improvement of the sciences.

Brummel would facetiously translate into getters up of fine linen, when Petersham did him the honour of driving him past the door, that he might give his opinion upon the rising merits of the family, who, like fragrant exotics, were always placed at the window by their judicious parent, to excite the attention of the curious.

But the most judicious, trustworthy critics hold an intermediate position, and affirm that the Hebrew Scriptures show a general belief in the separate existence of the spirit, not indeed as experiencing rewards and punishments, but as surviving in the common silence and gloom of the under world, a desolate empire of darkness yawning beneath all graves and peopled with dream like ghosts.

By dint of throwing the fruit in front of him at judicious intervals Matilda decoyed him back to his stye, while the delivered captives hurried across the paddock.

Prywell was always a lover of Mansoul, a sober and judicious man, a man that is no tattler, nor raiser of false reports, but one that loves to look into the very bottom of matters, and talks nothing of news, but by very solid arguments.

Prywell was always a lover of Mansoul, a sober and a judicious man, a man that was no tattler, nor a raiser of false reports, but one that loves to look into the very bottom of matters, and talks nothing of news but by very solid arguments.

Seneschal thought it judicious to display do aught to mollify his feelings.

Instead of the little passions which so frequently perplex a female reign, the steady administration of Zenobia was guided by the most judicious maxims of policy.

As I may, without vanity, presume that the name and official description prefixed to this Proem will secure it, from the sedate and reflecting part of mankind, to whom only I would be understood to address myself, such attention as is due to the sedulous instructor of youth, and the careful performer of my Sabbath duties, I will forbear to hold up a candle to the daylight, or to point out to the judicious those recommendations of my labours which they must necessarily anticipate from the perusal of the title-page.

The historians of the island have been capable and in the main judicious, and to the works of Reeves, Bonnycastle, Pedley, Hatton, Harvey, and above all Chief Justice Prowse, and more recently to J.

Julian sprinkled on the Parmesan slivers as well as judicious amounts of chopped chivesnever scallions, as this was another thing the do-the-catering-yourself crowd kept their eyes out for.

By judicious accounts of Fergusson, the other surviving member of the Tontine, he managed to keep his client in tolerable order.

I worked at it in a very slow-paced way, not feeling up to much more, and it was fully five minutes before my judicious wiggling of the left-hand clip unfroze it.

Nay, it should be realized by every judicious promoter of the Faith that at such an early stage in the evolution and crystallization of the Cause such discriminating and precautionary measures are inevitable and even necessary if the nascent institutions of the Faith are to emerge triumphant and unimpaired from the present welter of confused and often conflicting interests with which they are surrounded.