imprudent

[im-prood-nt]
adjective
not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin imprūdent- (stem of imprūdēns) unforeseeing, rash. See im-2, prudent

imprudence, imprudentness, imprudency, noun
imprudently, adverb

imprudent, impudent.


unwise, indiscreet, ill-advised.
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imprudent (ɪmˈpruːdənt)
 
adj
not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet
 
im'prudence
 
n
 
im'prudently
 
adv

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Example sentences
Told so barely, the tale suggests shocking imprudence.
It was followed, though, by an explosion of debt and imprudence.
Doing so would evidence both imprudence and negligence as a fiduciary.
Its efficiency exposes and punishes underlying economic imprudence swiftly and
  decisively.
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