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[im-prood-nt] /ɪmˈprud nt/

not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet

late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) “not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, present participle of providere “to provide,” literally “to see before (one)” (see provide). Related: Imprudently.


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