Definition of Improvidence

1. Noun. A lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources.

Exact synonyms: Shortsightedness
Generic synonyms: Imprudence
Specialized synonyms: Extravagance, Prodigality, Profligacy, Thriftlessness, Waste, Wastefulness
Derivative terms: Improvident, Shortsighted, Shortsighted
Antonyms: Providence



Definition of Improvidence

1. n. The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift.

Definition of Improvidence

1. Noun. The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Improvidence

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Improvidence

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1. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"sible range of such legislation would cover on the one hand measures designed to check individual improvidence, on the other, measures the object of which ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1889)
"See Petition of Gantz, 85 NY 536. either of his providence or of his improvidence." The record of a recovery in an action of cri ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"His improvidence frequently led to his imprisonment in the King's Bench, where he was dubbed poet laureate, and sometimes obtained monev as subscriptions to ..."

4. The Good Man and the Good: An Introduction to Ethics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1918)
"Thus thrift is opposed on the one hand to improvidence, the over-indulgence of the tendency to reject, to let go what one holds, and is contrasted on the ..."

5. Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity: Being a Treatise on the General by Frederick Pollock (1878)
"Qu. if it is submitted, however, that there is no intelligible reason surprise ^ treating surprise or improvidence as a substantive cause for (a) See ..."

6. History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States by William Dunlap (1834)
"... discontent—Miles—George Murray —engraves lions remarkably well—great prosperity—improvidence and death —Raphael West—oldest son of Benjamin—sent out to ..."

7. Principles of Contract: A Treatise on the General Principles Concerning the by Frederick Pollock (1889)
"contracting parties, has been " surprise," or " surprise and improvidence. ... improvidence ..."

8. The History of the Restoration of Monarchy in France by Alphonse de Lamartine (1854)
"... improvidence of the ministry with respect to army supplies—M. Ouvrard arrives at head-quarters to assist the Commander-iu-Chief; his financial character ..."

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