Definition of Improvident

1. Adjective. Not provident; not providing for the future.




2. Adjective. Not given careful consideration. "An ill-judged attempt"
Exact synonyms: Ill-considered, Ill-judged, Shortsighted
Similar to: Imprudent
Derivative terms: Shortsightedness

Definition of Improvident

1. a. Not provident; wanting foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless; as, an improvident man.

Definition of Improvident

1. Adjective. failing to provide for the future; reckless ¹

2. Adjective. incautious; prone to rashness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Improvident

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Improvident

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Key and Elphinstone's Compendium of Precedents in Conveyancing by Howard Warburton Elphinstone, Thomas Key, William Hew Coltman (1897)
"THE PROPERTY is held on the USUAL TRUSTS for the WIDOW and CHILDREN, with SETTLEMENT of the SHARE of an improvident CHILD. ..."

2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"improvident marriages in the Goldsmith family.—Goldsmith at the university.—Situation of a sizer.—Tyranny of Wilder, the tutor.—Pecuniary straits. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... and the like: (c) it would therefore have been strangely improvident to have permitted the tenant in tail, bv purchasing the reversion in fee, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"The continuance of such motion was therefore improvident, and the judge who held the next term properly held that he could not hear It. The requirement that ..."

5. A Treatise of the Law of Property: As Administered by the House of Lords by Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1849)
"Surprise: improvident bargain. 8. Fraud: undue influence: intoxication: confirmation. 9. Heir apparent: tale by a tradesman a cover for a loan: King v. ..."

6. The Wilson Bulletin by Wilson Ornithological Club, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Wilson Ornithological Society (1904)
"All of the Ohio Ducks were represented in this collection, among them the rare Gadwall in several specimens. AN improvident KINGBIRD. LYNDS JONES. ..."

7. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... harshness, and improvident conduct of the English ministeri—Dispute with America—Political siate of Spain—Intrigues of ..."

8. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1839)
"... notwithstanding these claims to superiority, our onward course is cramped and embarrassed through the influence of an improvident, unconstitutional, ..."

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