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imprudence

[ im-prood-ns ]
/ ɪmˈprud ns /
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noun
lack of wisdom or care in the management of practical or economic affairs:Your decisions demonstrate fiscal imprudence and shortsighted thinking.
lack of discretion or caution:The whistleblower learned of the scheme through the hiring executive's imprudence.
disregard for one’s own interests:His own imprudence and unreasonable conduct are what caused the second injury.
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Rarely im·pru·den·cy [im-prood-n-see] /ɪmˈprud n si/ .

Origin of imprudence

First recorded in 1540–50; from Middle French, from Latin imprūdentia; see origin at in-3, prudence
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