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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 injudiciously

stupidly, mistakenly, unwisely, carelessly, naively, rashly, injudiciously, indiscreetly, absurdly

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Historical Examples of injudiciously

  • Her money had then been injudiciously invested, and she had been ruined.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • It sometimes kills it, particularly if injudiciously watered.

  • Is it not plain as the nose on your face that his admirers admire him injudiciously?

    Views and Reviews

    William Ernest Henley

  • "That's your doing, Mary," said Mrs. Fenwick, injudiciously.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

  • Unfortunately I injudiciously let drop that my aunt was a fine woman.

British Dictionary definitions for injudiciously


  1. not discreet; imprudent
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Derived Formsinjudiciously, adverbinjudiciousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for injudiciously



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

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