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Meaning of IMPRUDENT

Pronunciation:  im'proodnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking wise self-restraint; "an imprudent remark"
  2. [adj]  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

IMPRUDENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: ill-considered, ill-judged, improvident, indiscreet, injudicious, rash, shortsighted
 Antonyms: prudent
 See Also: careless, foolish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pru"dent\, a. [L. imprudens; pref. im- not +
prudens prudent: cf. F. imprudent. See {Prudent}, and cf.
Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet;
injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper. --
{Im*pru"dent*ly}, adv.

      Her majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent
      behavior of many of the ministers and readers.

Syn: Indiscreet; injudicious; incautious; ill-advised;
     unwise; heedless; careless; rash; negligent.

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