Prudent vs Diviner - What's the difference?

prudent | diviner |

As a proper noun prudent

is .

As a noun diviner is

one who foretells the future.



(Webster 1913)


(en adjective)
  • 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;
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1864 , author=Jules Verne , title=A Journey to the Center of the Earth , chapter=30 citation , 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
  • ''His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top
  • Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
  • Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget

    Derived terms

    * prudence * prudently


    * cautious, wary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, judicious, provident, economical, frugal, sagacious, sensible, careful, wise, reasonable


    * imprudent


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    Alternative forms

    * devynour, divinour (qualifier); divinor (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • One who foretells the future.
  • One who searches for underground objects or water using a divining rod.
  • Synonyms

    * (one who foretells the future) foreteller, fortune-teller, prophet, seer, soothsayer * (one who searches for underground water) water diviner, dowser

    Derived terms

    * diviner's sage * water diviner


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