improvident

[im-prov-i-duhnt]
adjective
1.
not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
2.
neglecting to provide for future needs.

Origin:
1505–15; im-2 + provident

improvidence, noun
improvidently, adverb


1. thoughtless, careless, imprudent, heedless. 2. shiftless, thriftless, unthrifty, wasteful, prodigal.


1. prudent. 2. economical.
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improvident (ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt)
 
adj
1.  not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal
2.  heedless or incautious; rash
 
im'providence
 
n
 
im'providently
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

improvident
1514, from L. improvidus "not foreseeing" (see improvisation). It retains a stronger connection with the "provide" aspect of L. providere.
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Example sentences
He was himself careful, tidy and methodical, and he was impatient of untidiness and improvidence in those around him.
She kept them secret from her father, whose improvidence was the cause of much of her misery.
We therefore will review the motions panel's decision for improvidence.
Among free laborers, go where you will, you find improvidence generally prevail-ing.
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