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[in-joo-dish-uh s] /ˌɪn dʒuˈdɪʃ əs/
not judicious; showing lack of judgment; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet:
an injudicious decision.
Origin of injudicious
First recorded in 1640-50; in-3 + judicious
Related forms
injudiciously, adverb
injudiciousness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for injudicious
Contemporary Examples
  • The business world provides us with numerous examples of beliefs that are as widespread as they are injudicious, or misinformed.

Historical Examples
  • This is true only of injudicious and indiscriminate generosity.

  • But it is injudicious, and also tiresome, to tell everything.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • An injudicious remark might break the thread of his thoughts.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Governor Tod is damaging the old regiments by injudicious promotions.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • The failures are doubtless to be ascribed to the injudicious manner in which it has been applied.

    Guano Solon Robinson
  • The fact is, my sister is not treacherous, but she is injudicious.

  • Where argument fails, misrepresentations and sneers may do service with the injudicious.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • There, however, he was in no danger of betraying this, and indeed it would have been injudicious to admit it.

    Vice Versa F. Anstey
  • The second man, who saw that his companion had been injudicious, hastily broke in.

    The Gold Trail

    Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for injudicious


not discreet; imprudent
Derived Forms
injudiciously, adverb
injudiciousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for injudicious

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + judicious. Related: Injudiciously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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