V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. providing for the future in a careful or frugal manner; 2. frugal in the use of resources

Synonyms: judicious, careful, cautious, thrifty, economical, prudent, frugal

Antonyms: careless, negligent, rash

Tips: To be provident means "to be careful in financial matters." Think of the related verb provide, as it means "to take measures when preparing," as well as the noun provision, which is the action of providing or a supply of something. When you are provident, you provide provisions for the future, and you do so in a very judicious and prudent manner.

Usage Examples:

The provident man made provisions against losses when he invested for his retirement. (cautious, prudent)

Alex wanted to be provident when it came to the stock market and was careful not to make any rash investments. (prudent, careful)

He saved his money in a provident manner so that his savings could get him through tough times. (judicious, frugal)

He felt that his most provident investment would be the purchase of a home for his family. (economical, prudent)

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