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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
  • And some companies undermine their overall strategies with injudicious outsourcing.
  • But in both are intermixed several injudicious popular reports.
  • Equally injudicious would be any interference with the economy of the ship.
  • He becomes a sly thing of dark suspicions and fatally injudicious moves.
  • However, the problem is compounded by the injudicious use of these limited funds.
  • Unfortunately, the price of injudicious use of power is greatly reduced range and a long-term reduction in battery life.
  • His injudicious and careless comments reflect poorly on his judgment and are beneath the dignity of his position.
British Dictionary definitions for injudicious


not discreet; imprudent
Derived Forms
injudiciously, adverb
injudiciousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for injudicious

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

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