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.
- Rarely im·pru·den·cy [im-prood-n-see] /ɪmˈprud n si/ .
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How to use imprudence in a sentence
Even Mr. Rove is not so intellectually dishonest, so brazenly hypocritical as to accuse anyone else of fiscal imprudence.
A certain fired-up imprudence was present from the beginning—sailing across the Atlantic in the early 17th century?
He attributes much to the imprudence, or imbecility of the enemy, whose plan of saving an army he likens to Sterne's marble sheet.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Had the imprudence to preach against the Huguenots, and with so much success that the king wanted to put him in prison.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Still more yellow than usual, Hemerlingue internally accused himself of clumsiness and imprudence.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet