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improvident

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

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

Full Definition of IMPROVIDENT

:  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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