imprudent

[ im-prood-nt ]
/ ɪmˈprud nt /

adjective

not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.

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Origin of imprudent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM imprudent

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH imprudent

imprudent , impudent
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British Dictionary definitions for imprudent

imprudent
/ (ɪmˈpruːdənt) /

adjective

not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet

Derived forms of imprudent

imprudence, nounimprudently, adverb
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