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imprudent

[ im-prood-nt ]
/ ɪmˈprud nt /
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Definition of imprudent

adjective
not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
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Origin of imprudent

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin imprūdent- (stem of imprūdēns ) “unforeseeing, rash”; see im-2, prudent

OTHER WORDS FROM imprudent

im·pru·dence, 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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