injudicious

adjective
in·​ju·​di·​cious | \ ˌin-jü-ˈdi-shəs How to pronounce injudicious (audio) \

Definition of injudicious

: not judicious : indiscreet, unwise injudicious outbursts

Other Words from injudicious

injudiciously adverb
injudiciousness noun

Examples of injudicious in a Sentence

He made several injudicious comments to the press. lost a job because of an injudicious comment regarding the boss's toupee
Recent Examples on the Web His declaration on July Fourth that the worst of the Covid-19 nightmare was over now appears just as injudicious as his pledge that there would be a safe and deliberate pullout from Afghanistan. Stephen Collinson And Shelby Rose, CNN, 29 Aug. 2021 Yet Rollins is the one being accused of being injudicious. BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2021 The protests began in June over another legal issue: legislation allowing the extradition of criminal defendants into the opaque and notoriously injudicious judicial system of the mainland. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2019 Interpreting the Qur’an exclusively by reference to its text without invoking outside or later sources is injudicious and unhistorical. . Christopher Carroll, WSJ, 4 Oct. 2017 To hardware grognards, the dangers of injudicious firmware fiddling are well-known but Apple’s made the process of updating simple and straightforward — at least for those who toe the line. Rob Beschizza, WIRED, 14 Oct. 2007 One wonders whether Sen. Schumer would characterize the injudicious comments of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about presidential candidate Donald Trump last year as falling within the mainstream. WSJ, 16 Feb. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of injudicious

1649, in the meaning defined above

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“Injudicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/injudicious. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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