[in-joo-dish-uh s]


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

Origin of injudicious

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + judicious
Related formsin·ju·di·cious·ly, adverbin·ju·di·cious·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for injudicious

foolish, impulsive, indiscreet, rash, unwise

Examples from the Web for injudicious

Contemporary Examples of injudicious

  • The business world provides us with numerous examples of beliefs that are as widespread as they are injudicious, or misinformed.

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    Ignorant America

    Tunku Varadarajan

    August 30, 2010

Historical Examples of injudicious

  • This is true only of injudicious and indiscriminate generosity.

  • But it is injudicious, and also tiresome, to tell everything.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • An injudicious remark might break the thread of his thoughts.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • Governor Tod is damaging the old regiments by injudicious promotions.

  • The failures are doubtless to be ascribed to the injudicious manner in which it has been applied.


    Solon Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for injudicious



not discreet; imprudent
Derived Formsinjudiciously, adverbinjudiciousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for injudicious

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

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