Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being improvident; lack of providence or foresight; thriftlessness.
- n. Synonyms Imprudence, carelessness, thoughtlessness, shiftlessness, unthrift. See wisdom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being improvident; lack of foresight or thrift.
- n. a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
“But, unfortunately, that improvidence which is so remarkable in their kindred tribes is also with them proof against the repeated lessons of bitter experience they are doomed to endure.”
“(the virtue whose opposite is "improvidence" or being a spendthrift) as not real virtues at all because they benefit only their possessor.”
“Bank of America declined to comment on specifics of the case but pointed to a court filing in which the bank argued that "a lender has no duty to investigate or disclose the improvidence of a debtor's proposed investment.”
“Why, at this time in history, have “Teabagger Conservatives” suddenly developed an “awareness” of the improvidence in government spending?”
“Come winter, the grasshopper finds himself starving and begs the ant for help, but the ant instead admonishes him for his improvidence.”
“You find this coercion, which is ultimately enforced at gunpoint, preferable to letting improvident people suffer the consequences of improvidence.”
“There will always be people who, either through their own improvidence or because of misfortune, cannot pay for the health care they need to prevent untimely death.”
“I just don't understand why the far Left thinks it just to screw hard working people and reward indolence and improvidence.”
““Okay,” I reply, one eyebrow arched high in facial criticism of his improvidence.”
“People hate to pay the bills for other people's improvidence, and they detest having to do so for rich people.”
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