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improvident

[im-prov-i-duh nt] /ɪmˈprɒv ɪ dənt/
adjective
1.
not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
2.
neglecting to provide for future needs.
Origin of improvident
1505-1515
1505-15; im-2 + provident
Related forms
improvidence, noun
improvidently, adverb
Synonyms
1. thoughtless, careless, imprudent, heedless. 2. shiftless, thriftless, unthrifty, wasteful, prodigal.
Antonyms
1. prudent. 2. economical.
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British Dictionary definitions for improvidence

improvident

/ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt/
adjective
1.
not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal
2.
heedless or incautious; rash
Derived Forms
improvidence, noun
improvidently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for improvidence
n.

"lack of foresight, rashness," mid-15c., from Latin improvidentia, from assimilated form of in- "not" (see in- (1)) + providentia (see providence).

improvident

adj.

1510s, from im- "not" + provident. It retains a stronger connection with the "provide" aspect of Latin providere. Related: Improvidently.

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