not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
neglecting to provide for future needs.
- im·prov·i·dence, noun
- im·prov·i·dent·ly, adverb
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How to use improvident in a sentence
With the sum thus realized, I say, you propose to make good the losses which the bank has suffered by your improvidence?
The same improvidence is visible in many towns in France, and still more in Holland.
There is very little poverty and what there is is obviously the result of vice or improvidence.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
Beza, not apparently without good reason, blamed the improvidence of Cond in not forestalling the enemy.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
But improvidence and mismanagement soon bore their legitimate fruits.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
British Dictionary definitions for improvident
not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal
heedless or incautious; rash
- improvidence, noun
- improvidently, adverb
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