Definition of judicious in English:

judicious

adjective

  • Having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense.

    ‘the judicious use of public investment’
    • ‘It is a careful, judicious, moderate way forward proposed by a man who knows about war.’
    • ‘Social occasions in particular require judicious thought and planning.’
    • ‘We were, quite literally, reaping the rewards of ignoring the judicious practice of crop rotation.’
    • ‘Make wise and judicious use of resources, without waste, but use them; do not allow them to languish untapped.’
    • ‘The overall presentation is straightforward, the placing and lighting are thoughtful and judicious.’
    • ‘You have a logical, judicious, and pleasant way of expressing yourself and you do so in a straightforward fashion.’
    • ‘The curators were judicious in their selection of authors for the exhibition catalogue.’
    • ‘He stressed, however, pressure, if any, must be applied in a judicious way and only when appropriate.’
    • ‘I have been very judicious about the interviews that I have agreed to do through the years.’
    • ‘I think the play might have benefited from some judicious cutting, as this is a very wordy piece, which went on for more than three hours.’
    • ‘Do people with fewer resources have to be more judicious than those with more?’
    • ‘Is that level of funding secure and is it open to judicious increases?’
    • ‘Organised for the 19th year, the fair aims to impress on the young the need for judicious use of water.’
    • ‘This judicious selection means less than 200 garments worldwide will be produced.’
    • ‘If so, then judicious quotation from the diaries might have made this point just as well as their wholesale reproduction.’
    • ‘Most of the women credit card holders are judicious in using their cards.’
    • ‘They too believed in historic inevitability, but felt it judicious to help history along with a bit with military force.’
    • ‘All one needs to do is a little judicious planning and research before heading there.’
    • ‘Indeed, the lack of judicious editing is the most obvious problem with this book.’
    • ‘With judicious editing and good music, suddenly you can seem like a star on the screen.’
    wise, sensible, prudent, politic, shrewd, astute, canny, sagacious, common-sense, commonsensical, sound, well advised, well judged, well thought out, considered, thoughtful, perceptive, discerning, clear-sighted, insightful, far-sighted, percipient, discriminating, informed, intelligent, clever, enlightened, logical, rational
    View synonyms

Usage

Judicious means ‘using good judgement, careful and sensible’, as in the judicious use of public investment or the judicious use of pesticides; it should not be confused with judicial, which means ‘relating to the administration of justice’, as in the judicial system

Origin

Late 16th century from French judicieux, from Latin judicium ‘judgement’ (see judicial).

Pronunciation

judicious

/dʒuːˈdɪʃəs/