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Definitions for imprudent
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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. IMPRUDENTadjective

    Wanting prudence; injudicious; indiscreet; negligent.

    Etymology: imprudent, Fr. imprudens, Lat.

    There is no such imprudent person as he that neglects God and his soul. John Tillotson.


  1. imprudent

    Imprudent refers to the act of being unwise, not cautious or lacking discretion, often resulting in negative consequences or harm. This behavior shows a disregard for judicious thinking or proper conduct.

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. 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.

  2. Victor Cousin:

    All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.

  3. 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.

  4. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    It would be, obviously, imprudent for us not to ask these questions.

  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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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. busy
    • B. witless
    • C. reassuring
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