improvident

adjective im·prov·i·dent \ (ˌ)im-ˈprä-və-dənt , -ˌdent \

Definition of improvident

: not provident : not foreseeing and providing for the future

improvidently

adverb

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Examples of improvident in a Sentence

  1. Her improvident habits left her with no retirement savings.

  2. the improvident view that the wearing away of the ozone layer need not concern us

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Origin and Etymology of improvident

Late Latin improvident-, improvidens, from Latin in- + provident-, providens provident


IMPROVIDENT Defined for English Language Learners

improvident

adjective

Definition of improvident for English Language Learners

  • : not providing or saving for the future : not wise or sensible regarding money



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