improvident


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im·prov·i·dent

 (ĭm-prŏv′ĭ-dənt)
adj.
1. Not providing for the future; thriftless.
2. Rash; incautious.

im·prov′i·dence n.
im·prov′i·dent·ly adv.

improvident

(ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt)
adj
1. not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal
2. heedless or incautious; rash
imˈprovidence n
imˈprovidently adv

im•prov•i•dent

(ɪmˈprɒv ɪ dənt)

adj.
not provident; neglecting to provide for future needs: The improvident worker saved no money.
[1505–15]
im•prov′i•dence, n.
im•prov′i•dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
imprudent - not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
wasteful - tending to squander and waste
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
2.improvident - not given careful consideration; "ill-considered actions often result in disaster"; "an ill-judged attempt"
imprudent - not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger

improvident

adjective
1. Reckless, especially in the use of material resources:
Translations

improvident

[ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt] ADJ [person] → imprevisor; [action] → carente de previsión

improvident

adjsorglos

improvident

[ɪmˈprɒvɪdnt] (frm) adj (not providing for future) → imprevidente; (thriftless) → prodigo/a; (heedless) → imprudente
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Indolent and childish, unsystematic and improvident, it was not to be expected that servants trained under her care should not be so likewise; and she had very justly described to Miss Ophelia the state of confusion she would find in the family, though she had not ascribed it to the proper cause.
I wonder he should be so improvident in a point of such common, such natural, concern
Besides, if your father saved money, and the others were improvident, he deserved to make a fortune.
They had a large family, and they were very improvident and cheerful.
Edward Freely was the name that shone in gilt letters on a mazarine ground over the doorplace of the new shop--a generous-sounding name, that might have belonged to the open-hearted, improvident hero of an old comedy, who would have delighted in raining sugared almonds, like a new manna-gift, among that small generation outside the windows.
Some of them retained a little of the thrift and forethought of the civilized man, and became wealthy among their improvident neighbors; their wealth being chiefly displayed in large bands of horses, which covered the prairies in the vicinity of their abodes.
She found, to her dismay, that this was owing to their having eaten all the seed potatoes, that last lapse of the improvident.
He removed his cap and wig, for the air was warm, and an improvident impulse made him cast the latter object overboard.
He had been a classmate of Bowen Tyler at college, and a fraternity brother, and before, that he had been an impoverished and improvident cow-puncher on one of the great Tyler ranches.
How a man, even among this improvident and impracticable race; an old man; a man grown grey; can look a New Year in the face, with his affairs in this condition; how he can lie down on his bed at night, and get up again in the morning, and--There
The most popular of all English novelists, Charles Dickens, was born in 1812, the son of an unpractical and improvident government navy clerk whom, with questionable taste, he later caricatured in 'David Copperfield' as Mr.
As you have been always the best and kindest of uncles to me, and as you have shown such unparalleled goodness in forgiving this match, which to be sure may be thought a little improvident, I should never forgive myself if I attempted to deceive you in anything.

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