Prudent vs Risky - What's the difference?
As a proper noun prudent
As an adjective risky is
dangerous, involving risks.
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
Dangerous, involving risks.
- Investing in this start-up company could be risky .
* hazardous, dangerous, perilous
* riskless, safe