Definition of Imprudent

1. Adjective. Not prudent or wise. "Would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"




2. Adjective. Lacking wise self-restraint. "An imprudent remark"
Similar to: Indiscreet
Derivative terms: Imprudence

Definition of Imprudent

1. a. Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.

Definition of Imprudent

1. Adjective. Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imprudent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Imprudent

improvising
improvision
improvisions
improvisor
improvisors
improvize
improvized
improvizes
improvizing
improvs
improvvisatore
improvvisatrice
improvvisatrici
imprudence
imprudences
imprudent (current term)
imprudently
impræscriptible
imps
imps.
impuberal
impuberty
impudence
impudences
impudencies
impudency
impudent
impudently
impudicities
impudicity

Literary usage of Imprudent

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

1. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life: Adapted to the State and Condition by William Law, Charles Bigg (1899)
"VII How the imprudent use of an estate corrupts all the tempers of the mind, and Jills the heart with poor and ridiculous passions through the whole course ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"... bankrupt in 1806 owing to the French war; another authority says that ' after getting- rich in commerce he lost his fortune by imprudent speculations. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"bath, was expressed with such lavish and imprudent praise that the " emperor was tempted to introduce a second wife into his bed ; and "his public edict ..."

4. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime Minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Walter Scott (1890)
"... who endeavour to overthrow his negotiation—imprudent proceedings of Count d'Arem- berg—Third audience—Rosny admitted to the table of the King of ..."

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