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imprudent

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adjective im·pru·dent \-dənt\

Simple Definition of imprudent

  • : not wise or sensible : not prudent

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of imprudent

  1. :  not prudent :  lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgment <an imprudent investor>

imprudently

adverb

Examples of imprudent in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of imprudent

Middle English, from Latin imprudent-, imprudens, from in- + prudent-, prudens prudent


First Known Use: 14th century



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