Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being unwise or indiscreet.
  • n. An unwise or indiscreet act.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, discretion or circumspection; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; heedlessness.
  • n. An imprudent act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being imprudent; want to caution, circumspection, or a due regard to consequences; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; also, an imprudent act.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, circumspection, or a due regard to consequences; heedlessness; indiscretion; rashness.
  • n. An imprudent act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lack of caution in practical affairs

Etymologies

im- +‎ prudence. From Latin imprudens. (Wiktionary)

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