Prudence vs Deliberate - What's the difference?

prudence | deliberate |

As a proper noun prudence

is , one of the puritan virtue names.

As an adjective deliberate is

done on purpose; intentional.

As a verb deliberate is

to consider carefully.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.
  • * 1876 , , Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay , J.B. Lippincott, page 597,
  • Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be done, and due means, order, seasons, and method of doing or not doing. - .
    Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends. - .


    * wisdom, forecast, providence, considerateness, judiciousness, discretion, caution, circumspection, judgment * See also


    * imprudence, recklessness, rashness




    (en adjective)
  • Done on purpose; intentional.
  • Tripping me was deliberate action.
  • Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining.
  • The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
  • Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
  • a deliberate''' opinion; a '''deliberate measure or result
  • * Shakespeare
  • settled visage and deliberate word
  • Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  • * W. Wirt
  • His enunciation was so deliberate .


    * (intentional) unwitting


  • To consider carefully.
  • It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.