Definition of imprudent
: not prudent : lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgment an imprudent investor
Examples of imprudent in a sentence
It's politically imprudent to stir up such controversy during an election year.
a very sweet girl, but so imprudent that no one trusts her with a secret
Origin and Etymology of imprudent
Middle English, from Latin imprudent-, imprudens, from in- + prudent-, prudens prudent
First Known Use: 14th century
IMPRUDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imprudent for English Language Learners
: not wise or sensible : not prudent
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