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Showing very poor judgement; unwise.‘I took a few injudicious swigs of potent cider’
imprudent, unwise, inadvisable, ill-advised, misguidedill-considered, ill-judged, incautious, hasty, rash, spur-of-the-moment, unguarded, foolish, foolhardy, hare-brained, hot-headedindiscreet, tactless, inappropriate, unsuitable, wrong, wrong-headedimpolitic, inexpedient, undesirabledumbView synonyms
- ‘It was too nice a day to feel bad about it, even if there were anything to be gained by a bit of injudicious panic and alarm.’
- ‘Despite the striker conceding that he has been guilty of injudicious comments, he feels hard done by in being considered by some to be an agitator too ready to put his concerns ahead of those of his team.’
- ‘Unfortunately, a belief in destiny, or rather pre-determination, led to his downfall: he was injudicious about the disabled.’
- ‘There are risks that some mishap or injudicious remark by a minister might ignite a popular reaction from a volatile electorate.’
- ‘Love makes us do and say the silliest things, and my friend has been quite injudicious in his wholehearted leap into a new enthusiasm.’
- ‘There's been any number of outstanding, occasionally even great, starting rotations, though rating them is injudicious, if not entirely invalid.’
- ‘I also felt dehydrated by the previous evening which had been dominated by Tej, Ethiopian honey wine, backed up by some injudicious sampling of the local cloudy millet beer.’
- ‘One hesitates to use the word ‘unique’ to describe the economic conditions engendered by the terrorist attacks on America, for that might encourage an injudicious policy response.’
- ‘These comments are not to make excuses for the lamentable behaviour of people who are spurred to acts of injudicious behaviour and sometimes gratuitous violence because they have taken too much alcohol.’
- ‘I think it would be injudicious and unwise for the Florida legislature to go ahead and certify these electors until we know precisely whether or not we can go ahead and count every vote.’
- ‘It is as if the Minister was admonished by the PM for conceding that the Government is capable of poor judgment, hasty and injudicious decisions only to avoid the pressure.’
- ‘He recognises, however, that it would be politically injudicious to speak of leaving just after having secured a mandate.’
- ‘Though libel law has always applied to Web content, most bloggers have flown beneath the radar, making it possible to disseminate their sometimes injudicious remarks with virtual impunity.’
- ‘Furthermore, injudicious use of antibiotics has led to increasing bacterial resistance, resulting in ineffectiveness of commonly used antibiotics.’
- ‘Experts have warned that injudicious use of the drugs could be seeds of a disaster, possibly in spreading drug-resistant strains of the virus.’
- ‘For Celtic's French defender has shown a propensity for injudicious decision-making when finding himself in the white heat of colossal continental confrontations.’
- ‘No matter how silly the questions, the poor victim must remain charming and keep repeating titillating soundbites, without ever actually being injudicious or displeasing the capricious movie-going masses.’
- ‘A snarling confrontation, there were far too many injudicious challenges and petty personal squabbles to allow football to flow.’
- ‘Books take up space, and libraries, being confined by walls, must occasionally weed the shelves of injudicious pamphlets and books unborrowed through the centuries.’
- ‘This could be jeopardised, in whole or in part, by injudicious withdrawals.’
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