Definition of improvident
: not provident : not foreseeing and providing for the future
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
Late Latin improvident-, improvidens, from Latin in- + provident-, providens provident
First Known Use: 1514
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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