: not provident : not foreseeing and providing for the future
— im·prov·i·dent·ly adverb
Examples of IMPROVIDENT
- Her improvident habits left her with no retirement savings.
- <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
First Known Use: 1514
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