imprudent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French imprudent, from Latin imprūdens (not foreseeing, ignorant), prefix im- (not) + prūdens (foreseeing, skilled, judicious)

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  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɹudənt/
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imprudent (comparative more imprudent, superlative most imprudent)

  1. Not prudent; lacking prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not paying attention to the consequences of one's actions
    Synonyms: indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent
    Antonym: prudent
    • 1711, John Strype, Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury
      Here Her Majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the Ministers and Readers.
    • 1853, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, chapter 3, in Phantom Fortune[1]:
      ‘It was a most 'imprudent thing to go up Helvellyn in such weather,’ said Fräulein Müller, shaking her head gloomily as she ate her fish.
    • 1864, Jules Verne, chapter 3, in Journey to the Interior of the Earth[2]:
      My uncle, falling back into his absorbing contemplations, had already forgotten my imprudent words. I merely say imprudent, for the great mind of so learned a man of course had no place for love affairs, and happily the grand business of the document gained me the victory.

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imprudent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imprūdens.

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imprudent (masculine and feminine plural imprudents)

  1. imprudent, unwise
    Antonym: prudent

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imprūdens. Morphologically analyzable as im- +‎ prudent.

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imprudent (feminine singular imprudente, masculine plural imprudents, feminine plural imprudentes)

  1. imprudent, rash
    Antonym: prudent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French imprudent

Adjective[edit]

imprudent m or n (feminine singular imprudentă, masculine plural imprudenți, feminine and neuter plural imprudente)

  1. imprudent

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