You ought not to have the imprudence to walk about in Paris.
If, by any imprudence of my own, I have brought blame upon myself, I must bear it.
Cecil would not have been so strong against the risk and imprudence, if her wishes had been the other way.
Our haste and imprudence would go to countenance the scandal she spreads.
Most of these would have their sorrow increased by the remembrance of their own imprudence.
To clearer heads, however, the imprudence of such a course was manifest.
And I related my own imprudence in allowing the Spaniard to communicate with his bowmen.
It is my business to protect you, when your own imprudence exposes you to danger.
In the same spirit, when the blushing Arabella came to tell of her marriage, “can you forgive my imprudence?”
"If your name is Jones, my name is Smith," I replied, with gross imprudence.
early 15c., "quality of rashness or heedlessness; imprudent act," from Latin imprudentia "lack of foresight, inconsiderateness, ignorance, inadvertence," noun of quality from imprudens (see imprudent).
late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) "not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, present participle of providere "to provide," literally "to see before (one)" (see provide). Related: Imprudently.