improvidently

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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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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