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improvident

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adjective im·prov·i·dent \-dənt, -ˌdent\

Simple Definition of improvident

  • : not providing or saving for the future : not wise or sensible regarding money

Full Definition of improvident

  1. :  not provident :  not foreseeing and providing for the future

im·prov·i·dent·ly adverb

Examples of improvident

  1. Her improvident habits left her with no retirement savings.

  2. <the improvident view that the wearing away of the ozone layer need not concern us>



Origin of improvident

Late Latin improvident-, improvidens, from Latin in- + provident-, providens provident


First Known Use: 1514



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