imprudent

[ im-prood-nt ]
/ ɪmˈprud nt /

adjective

not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.

Nearby words

  1. improvised,
  2. improvised explosive device,
  3. improvision,
  4. improvvisatore,
  5. imprudence,
  6. impsonite,
  7. impudence,
  8. impudent,
  9. impudicity,
  10. impugn

Origin of imprudent

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin imprūdent- (stem of imprūdēns) unforeseeing, rash. See im-2, prudent

Related formsim·pru·dence, im·pru·dent·ness, im·pru·den·cy, nounim·pru·dent·ly, adverb

Can be confusedimprudent impudent

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British Dictionary definitions for imprudence

imprudent

/ (ɪmˈpruːdənt) /

adjective

not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet
Derived Formsimprudence, nounimprudently, adverb

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