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[in-joo-dish-uh s]
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  1. not judicious; showing lack of judgment; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet: an injudicious decision.
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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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Related Words for injudicious

foolish, impulsive, indiscreet, rash, unwise

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Contemporary Examples of injudicious

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


  1. not discreet; imprudent
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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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