Definition of improvidential in English:

improvidential

adjective

  • 1Not providential; not relating to or governed by the operation of Providence; (now chiefly) unfortunate, unlucky, inopportune.

  • 2Characterized by improvidence; lacking foresight or regard for the future; improvident.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Leighton (bap. 1612, d. 1684), archbishop of Glasgow. From im- + providential.

Pronunciation

improvidential

/ɪmˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃl/