imprudent


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Related to imprudent: acridity, trenchancy

im·pru·dent

 (ĭm-pro͞od′nt)
adj.
Unwise or indiscreet; not prudent.

im·pru′dent·ly adv.

imprudent

(ɪmˈpruːdənt)
adj
not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet
imˈprudence n
imˈprudently adv

im•pru•dent

(ɪmˈprud nt)

adj.
not prudent; lacking discretion; rash: an imprudent remark.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
im•pru′dence n.
im•pru′dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
2.imprudent - lacking wise self-restraint; "an imprudent remark"
indiscreet - lacking discretion; injudicious; "her behavior was indiscreet at the very best"

imprudent

imprudent

adjective
Translations
عديم الفِطْنَه، غَيْر مُتَرَوٍّ
nerozumný
ubetænksomuklog
óskynsamur
neprotingaineprotingasneprotingumas
neapdomīgspārsteidzīgs
tedbirsiz

imprudent

[ɪmˈpruːdənt] ADJimprudente

imprudent

[ɪmˈpruːdənt] adjimprudent(e)
It would be imprudent of you to insult him → Il serait imprudent de ta part de l'insulter.

imprudent

adj, imprudently
advunklug

imprudent

[ɪmˈpruːdnt] adjimprudente

imprudent

(imˈpruːdənt) adjective
not having or showing good sense; unwise.
imˈprudently adverb
imˈprudence noun
References in classic literature ?
"Those locks can all be opened from the inside - you are very imprudent."
He has a right to require; a woman of fortune in his daughter-in-law, and I am sometimes quarrelling with myself for suffering you to form a connection so imprudent; but the influence of reason is often acknowledged too late by those who feel like me.
The simplicity of the imprudent man was suddenly abused; and so he passed his time with them certain days, which he did in Maybole with Thomas Kennedie, uncle to the said Earl: after which the said Mr Allan passed, with quiet company, to visit the place and bounds of Crossraguel, [his abbacy,] of which the said Earl being surely advertised, determined to put in practice the tyranny which long before he had conceaved.
Arobin was not needlessly imprudent. But they ate and they drank when they regained Edna's little dining-room--which was comparatively early in the evening.
"But do you think that my Father will ever be reconciled to this imprudent connection?" (said Augusta.)
But though Mrs Miller did not refrain from a short expostulation in private at their first meeting, yet the occasion of his being summoned downstairs that morning was of a much more agreeable kind, being indeed to perform the office of a father to Miss Nancy, and to give her in wedlock to Mr Nightingale, who was now ready drest, and full as sober as many of my readers will think a man ought to be who receives a wife in so imprudent a manner.
He came to ask me whether I thought it would be imprudent in him to settle so early; whether I thought her too young: in short, whether I approved his choice altogether; having some apprehension perhaps of her being considered (especially since your making so much of her) as in a line of society above him.
To quit the Nautilus under such conditions would be as bad as jumping from a train going at full speed--an imprudent thing, to say the least of it.
Last Christmas you were afraid of his marrying me, because it would be imprudent; and now, because he is trying to get a girl with only ten thousand pounds, you want to find out that he is mercenary."
When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.
Further still, even regarding the velocity to be acquired, and granting it to be sufficient, the shell could not resist the pressure of the gas developed by the ignition of 1,600,000 pounds of powder; and supposing it to resist that pressure, it would be less able to support that temperature; it would melt on quitting the Columbiad, and fall back in a red-hot shower upon the heads of the imprudent spectators.
'He's dreadfully imprudent,' muttered Brass, after he had listened to two or three repetitions of the chant.