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Pronunciation:  `impr'ooduns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a lack of caution in practical affairs

IMPRUDENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Antonyms: prudence
 See Also: heedlessness, improvidence, incaution, incautiousness, mindlessness, rashness, shortsightedness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pru"dence\, n. [L. imprudentia: cf. F.
imprudence. Cf. {Improvidence}.]
The quality or state of being imprudent; want to caution,
circumspection, or a due regard to consequences;
indiscretion; inconsideration; reshness; also, an imprudent
act; as, he was guilty of an imprudence.

      His serenity was interrupted, perhaps, by his own
      imprudence.                              --Mickle.

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