Prudent vs Cowardly - What's the difference?
As a proper noun prudent
As an adverb cowardly is
in the manner of a coward.
As an adjective cowardly is
showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; -- opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence;
, author=Jules Verne
, title=A Journey to the Center of the Earth
, passage=He did not hesitate what to do. It would be prudent
to continue on to Omaha, for it would be dangerous to return to the train, which the Indians might still be engaged in pillaging.}}
* Moses established a grave and prudent law . --Milton.
Practically wise, judicious, shrewd
Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
- ''His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top
- Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget
* cautious, wary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, judicious, provident, economical, frugal, sagacious, sensible, careful, wise, reasonable
In the manner of a coward.
* , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.48:
- I love to follow them, but not so cowardly , as my life remaine thereby in subjection.
Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
- The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
- The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.