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Origin of imprudent
Examples from the Web for imprudence
The imprudence of Haman hastened the doom his crimes had provoked.Notable Women of Olden Time|Anonymous
His fate teaches one useful warning, that imprudence is often more dangerous than armed men.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)|Charles Morris
From force of habit he would thrust his fingers into it, then suddenly become conscious of his imprudence.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
This imprudence was soon followed by its natural punishment.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
Nor will he ever think of marrying till he can do so without,—without what he thinks to be imprudence as regards money.The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope
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.