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Related to injudiciousness: inconvenient, undeterred, lankier, scrutinised, broke down


Lacking or showing a lack of judgment or discretion; unwise.

in′ju·di′cious·ly adv.
in′ju·di′cious·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.injudiciousness - lacking good judgment
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
judiciousness - good judgment
2.injudiciousness - the trait of being injudicious
folly, foolishness, unwiseness - the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
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References in classic literature ?
'Just bordering, or as one may say remotely verging, upon the confines of injudiciousness perhaps, Sir,' returned Brass, looking timidly at the dwarf's cunning eyes, which were turned towards the fire and reflected its red light.
Infecting this injudiciousness still more are the nine robed ones on the Supreme Court who rarely reach a 9-0 consensus while predictably squaring off, with five conservatives interpreting the law one way and the four liberals another.
He must be wondering how he could have allowed a moment of injudiciousness to inflict such a great injury to his family and career.
It is the height of insensitivity and injudiciousness. He is not only wrong, he is also not ready to solve the problem of addiction in humane and just ways.
Our more recent experience, particularly observing Secretary Kerry injudiciousness in latching onto one spurious report after another as "evidence," has gone a long way toward balancing our earlier predispositions.
Hours after the election results declared Obama a winner, the Israeli media began censuring the injudiciousness of their prime minister.