Origin of judiciousFrench judicieux from Classical Latin judicium, judgment from judex: see judge
An example of judicious is the decision to attend a particular college after researching several schools and their programs.
Origin of judiciousFrom French judicieux from Latin iūdicium judgment from iūdex iūdic- judge ; see judge .
(comparative more judicious, superlative most judicious)
- Having, or characterized by, good judgment or sound thinking
Based on Middle French judicieux, itself based on Latin iudicium.
- This criticism needs judicious qualification.
- Caussin was sent into Brittany, and the judicious and learned Jesuit, Jacques Sirmond, who succeeded him, kept clear of politics.
- Lord Chesterfield well knew the value of such a compliment; and therefore, when the day of publication drew near, he exerted himself to soothe, by a show of zealous and at the same time of delicate and judicious kindness, the pride which he had so cruelly wounded.
- Dionysius of Alexandria; compare his judicious verdict on the Apocalypse.
- Essex (Letter to Sir Philip Stapleton, Rushworth Collection) calls him "an honest, judicious and stout man," an estimate of Deane borne out by Clarendon's "bold and excellent officer" (book xiv.