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imprudent

imprudent

adjective im·pru·dent \-dənt\

: not wise or sensible : not prudent

Full Definition of IMPRUDENT

:  not prudent :  lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgment <an imprudent investor>
im·pru·dent·ly adverb

Examples of IMPRUDENT

  1. It's politically imprudent to stir up such controversy during an election year.
  2. <a very sweet girl, but so imprudent that no one trusts her with a secret>

Origin of IMPRUDENT

Middle English, from Latin imprudent-, imprudens, from in- + prudent-, prudens prudent
First Known Use: 14th century

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