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imprudent

[im-prood-nt] /ɪmˈprud nt/
adjective
1.
not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin imprūdent- (stem of imprūdēns) unforeseeing, rash. See im-2, prudent
Related forms
imprudence, imprudentness, imprudency, noun
imprudently, adverb
Can be confused
imprudent, impudent.
Synonyms
unwise, indiscreet, ill-advised.
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British Dictionary definitions for imprudently

imprudent

/ɪmˈpruːdənt/
adjective
1.
not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet
Derived Forms
imprudence, noun
imprudently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for imprudently

imprudent

adj.

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.

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