im·​prov·​i·​dence | \ (ˌ)im-ˈprä-və-dən(t)s How to pronounce improvidence (audio) , -ˌden(t)s \

Definition of improvidence

: the quality or state of being improvident

Examples of improvidence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of them cheered for the development of natural resources, and some of them expressed dismay over the waste, improvidence, and disruption that progress unleashed. Patty Limerick, The Denver Post, 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of improvidence

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Improvidence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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