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Examples of improvident in a Sentence
Her improvident habits left her with no retirement savings.
the improvident view that the wearing away of the ozone layer need not concern us
Recent Examples of improvident from the Web
The history of emerging markets is full of imprudent investors as well as improvident borrowers.
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Origin and Etymology of improvident
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Antonymsfarsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughtful, provident
Related Wordscareless, heedless, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, mindless, unguarded, unsafe, unwary, unwise; extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, thriftless, unthrifty; indulgent, lavish, reckless, wasteful
Near Antonymscareful, judicious, prudent, sensible, wise; economic, economical, economizing, frugal, scrimping, sparing, thrifty; conserving, preserving, saving
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