injudicious

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in- +‎ judicious

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injudicious (comparative more injudicious, superlative most injudicious)

  1. Showing poor judgement; not well judged.
    • 1748, David Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, London: A. Millar, Essay 3, p. 45,[1]
      By introducing, into any Composition, Personages and Actions, foreign to each other, an injudicious Author loses that Communication of Emotions, by which alone he can interest the Heart, and raise the Passions to their proper Height and Period.
    • 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter XIII, in Mansfield Park, volume I, London: T[homas] Egerton, OCLC 39810224, pages 260–261:
      In a general light, private theatricals are open to some objections, but as we are circumstanced, I must think it would be highly injudicious, and more than injudicious, to attempt any thing of the kind.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter XIII”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      “What happens when an editorial assistant on a weekly paper lets the bosses in for substantial libel damages?” He was able to answer that one. “He gets the push and, what's more, finds it pretty damned difficult to land another job. He's on the blacklist.” I saw what he meant. These birds who run weekly papers believe in watching the pennies. They like to get all that's coming to them and when the stuff, instead of pouring in, starts pouring out as the result of an injudicious move on the part of a unit of the staff, what they do to that unit is plenty.

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