You ought not to have the imprudence to walk about in Paris.
Once the ordeal is over, we shall be at ease as to the consequences of our imprudence.
Cecil would not have been so strong against the risk and imprudence, if her wishes had been the other way.
In a gruff, rude voice, he chided him for his imprudence, and told him to go in.
Most of these would have their sorrow increased by the remembrance of their own imprudence.
But it was in vain that he argued, pleaded, raged, finally—imprudence of imprudence!
And I related my own imprudence in allowing the Spaniard to communicate with his bowmen.
You do not strengthen your case by reminding me of that imprudence.
In the same spirit, when the blushing Arabella came to tell of her marriage, “can you forgive my imprudence?”
Inwardly I cursed my imprudence, and loaded myself with reproaches.
early 15c., "quality of rashness or heedlessness; imprudent act," from Latin imprudentia "lack of foresight, inconsiderateness, ignorance, inadvertence," noun of quality from imprudens (see imprudent).
late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) "not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, present participle of providere "to provide," literally "to see before (one)" (see provide). Related: Imprudently.