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[in-joo-dish-uh s] /ˌɪn dʒuˈdɪʃ əs/
not judicious; showing lack of judgment; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet:
an injudicious decision.
Origin of injudicious
1640-50; in-3 + judicious
Related forms
injudiciously, adverb
injudiciousness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for injudicious
Contemporary Examples
  • The business world provides us with numerous examples of beliefs that are as widespread as they are injudicious, or misinformed.

Historical Examples
  • The fondness of Charles for Monmouth was, to say the least of it, extravagant and injudicious.

  • Where argument fails, misrepresentations and sneers may do service with the injudicious.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • The rôle fitted him very well, for he is the dourest politician in Yugoslavia—a perfectly honest, upright, injudicious patriot.

  • There, however, he was in no danger of betraying this, and indeed it would have been injudicious to admit it.

    Vice Versa F. Anstey
  • Besides, threatening me is injudicious, for it rouses a spirit of resistance in me not easy to break down.

    Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble
  • The second man, who saw that his companion had been injudicious, hastily broke in.

    The Gold Trail Harold Bindloss
  • They shall have power to equalize any injudicious assessment then made on complaint of the person aggrieved.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • Most injudicious to display your ignorance before a person whom you have to command.

    More About Peggy Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  • The arrangements for the visit were also injudicious, to say the least.

British Dictionary definitions for injudicious


not discreet; imprudent
Derived Forms
injudiciously, adverb
injudiciousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for injudicious

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + judicious. Related: Injudiciously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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