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

Definition of injudicious

: not judicious : indiscreet, unwise injudicious outbursts

Keep scrolling for more

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 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, "In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss," 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, "The Crescent Rising," 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, "What The Hack? iPhone Hacking Terms Explained," 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, "Enlighten Us, What Is Mainstream Today?," 16 Feb. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'injudicious.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of injudicious

1649, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about injudicious

Time Traveler for injudicious

Time Traveler

The first known use of injudicious was in 1649

See more words from the same year

Statistics for injudicious

Cite this Entry

“Injudicious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for injudicious



English Language Learners Definition of injudicious

formal : not having or showing good judgment : not sensible or judicious

More from Merriam-Webster on injudicious

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for injudicious

Nglish: Translation of injudicious for Spanish Speakers

Comments on injudicious

What made you want to look up injudicious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!