Definition of imprudent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪmˈpruːdnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpruːdnt//
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not wise or sensible synonym unwise It would be imprudent to invest all your money in one company. opposite prudent Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin imprudent- ‘not foreseeing’, from in- ‘not’ + prudent- (contraction of provident- ‘foreseeing, attending to’, from the verb providere ‘foresee, attend to’, from pro- ‘before’ + videre ‘to see’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: imprudent