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
Married to an improvident doctor, she had no money to give.
Shoppers so improvident as to have waited until the last minute were punished
  with empty shelves.
And for the accounting departments, multiplying overhead costs by multiple
  locations seemed improvident.
The star plays an improvident bachelor who genially mooches off a wealthy
  medical student.
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