injudicious

[in-joo-dish-uh s]

adjective

not judicious; showing lack of judgment; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet: an injudicious decision.

Nearby words

  1. injection,
  2. injection molding,
  3. injection well,
  4. injector,
  5. injera,
  6. injun,
  7. injunct,
  8. injunction,
  9. injunctive,
  10. injure

Origin of injudicious

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + judicious

Related formsin·ju·di·cious·ly, adverbin·ju·di·cious·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for injudicious

injudicious

adjective

not discreet; imprudent
Derived Formsinjudiciously, adverbinjudiciousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for injudicious

injudicious

adj.

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + judicious. Related: Injudiciously.

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