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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
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
IMPROVIDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of improvident for English Language Learners
: not providing or saving for the future : not wise or sensible regarding money
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