judiciously, adv.judiciousness, n.
/jooh dish"euhs/, adj.
1. using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic: judicious use of one's money.
2. having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised: a judicious selection of documents.
[1590-1600; < L judici(um) judgment (see JUDGE, -IUM) + -OUS; cf. It giudizioso, F judicieux]
Syn. 1. See practical. 1, 2. See moderate. 2. rational, reasonable, sober, sound, sagacious, enlightened, considered. JUDICIOUS, JUDICIAL both refer to a balanced and wise judgment. JUDICIOUS implies the possession and use of discerning and discriminating judgment: a judicious use of one's time. JUDICIAL has connotations of judgments made in a courtroom and refers to a fair and impartial kind of judgment: cool and judicial in examining the facts.
Ant. 1. imprudent. 2. silly, unreasonable.

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