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ɪmˈprud ntim·pru·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imprudentadjective

    not prudent or wise

    "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger

  2. imprudentadjective

    lacking wise self-restraint

    "an imprudent remark"


  1. imprudentadjective

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

    Etymology: From imprudens, prefix im-, not + prudens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imprudentadjective

    not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imprudent

    im-prōō′dent, adj. wanting foresight or discretion: incautious: inconsiderate.—n. Impru′dence.—adv. Impru′dently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imprudent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imprudent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of imprudent in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    It is imprudent on part of a person to say that 'Being Kind' and 'Being Intelligent' are two different characteristics found in people.

  2. Eldred Masunungure:

    Grace operates in the shadow of the president. She should be regarded as a king- or queen-maker and it would be imprudent if Mnangagwa was to cross her path at this stage.

  3. Vaclav Havel:

    Society is a complex and mysterious creation and . it's extremely imprudent to believe in the fact it presents you with at a given moment, let alone to consider it the one and only true face.

  4. Defense Secretary Mark Esper:

    I think we just got to again assess the situation -- let's see what they're saying publicly, see what they're saying privately, look at our intelligence, all those things, we're not going to do anything imprudent. ... These are serious times and we take things one step at a time.

  5. Finance Minister Felipe Larrain:

    It's a complex situation and seems to be an imprudent move, we need to check whether it's a violation of the contract or the spirit of the contract from the government's point of view. We will protect the interests of the Chilean state.

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