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1. Not providing for the future; thriftless.
2. Rash; incautious.

im·prov′i·dence n.
im·prov′i·dent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.improvidently - in an improvident manner; "he lived improvidently for the moment"
providently - in a provident manner; "providently, he had saved up some money for emergencies"


[ɪmˈprɒvɪdəntlɪ] ADVimpróvidamente
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Not to confer in each case a degree of power commensurate to the end, would be to violate the most obvious rules of prudence and propriety, and improvidently to trust the great interests of the nation to hands which are disabled from managing them with vigor and success.
He was gone immediately; and Emma soon saw him standing before Miss Fairfax, and talking to her; but as to its effect on the young lady, as he had improvidently placed himself exactly between them, exactly in front of Miss Fairfax, she could absolutely distinguish nothing.
Rather they are canaries in a coalmine indicating that where there are three improvidently awarded contracts, there are bound to be more, wrote the Senators.
Justice Souter filed a separate statement to case, noting that he would "dismiss the writ of certiorari as having been granted improvidently.
The review should be dismissed as improvidently granted because the issues for which we took the case do not present any real or significant questions of federal or state law or lead to developing, clarifying, or harmonizing the law.
2014) ("Supreme court did not improvidently exercise its discretion in denying the defendant's application pursuant to CPLR 3211(c) to convert the motion to one for summary judgment.
Louisiana, (80) the Court granted certiorari in a case where the defendant's trial was delayed for seven years because of a lack of funding for defense counsel, but then dismissed the writ as improvidently granted.
26) Frustrated with this pivot and consequently lacking sufficient information to issue an opinion, the Court dismissed the question of arrests under the ADA as improvidently granted.
Some insight into this factor emerges, however, from cases in which the Court has granted certiorari, but has later dismissed the matter as having been improvidently granted review.
514 (1975) (dismissing writ as improvidently granted).
Accordingly, the Supreme Court improvidently exercised its discretion in granting the plaintiffs' motion, in effect, to vacate the dismissal of the action pursuant to CPLR 3216 and to restore the action to the active calendar.
205) The Court dismissed that issue as improvidently granted.

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