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Not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.‘it would be imprudent to leave her winter coat behind’
unwise, injudicious, incautious, unwaryView synonyms
- ‘To further minimize the imprudent use of antibiotics for treatment of influenza, diagnostic techniques should be considered.’
- ‘I think in this case, he would not do anything imprudent.’
- ‘I think it's probably imprudent for an independent counsel to make any predictions about the outcome of the case.’
- ‘It is probably not surprising that this extravagantly rich and imprudent character made enemies, and they jumped at the chance to bring him down when it arose.’
- ‘I remembered my imprudent sister and sighed, frowning.’
- ‘I guess the answer is that most people are inexperienced and imprudent investors who tend to believe ‘salespeople’ too easily.’
- ‘Yet while he opposes new program spending, the professor agrees that immediate federal tax cuts would be imprudent.’
- ‘Carrying out the original aim of a quick war with minimal civilian casualties would require taking chances that officers here now deem imprudent.’
- ‘She said it would be imprudent and refused to do so.’
- ‘It is imprudent of presidents and trustees to approve budgets that were not crafted by those with the relevant academic and fiscal know-how.’
- ‘By their imprudent actions, they make the people of this country ludicrous and laughing-stocks to others.’
- ‘Making an immediate move seems imprudent and unnecessary.’
- ‘He must be held primarily responsible for the lack of cohesive direction of the company and the imprudent way in which it has been run’
- ‘I reminded the committee that it was imprudent to embark on any major capital programme without having funding in place.’
- ‘Yet error in all its forms - from misstatements to imprudent acts - can and should serve a healthy role in personal development.’
- ‘It would be imprudent of the Pentagon not to be developing contingency plans.’
- ‘His logic was that opponents would be deceived by the ship's appearance, and make rash and imprudent mistakes during confrontation.’
- ‘Her response is understandable, if imprudent.’
- ‘In short, the president made imprudent remarks without taking into consideration the current situation the nation is now faced with.’
- ‘I have merely decided that such a move would be imprudent at this time.’
Late Middle English: from Latin imprudent- ‘not foreseeing’, from in- ‘not’ + prudent- (see prudent).
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