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
When the dinner was over, De Segur took me to a window, expressing his uneasiness at what he called the imprudence of Jacquemont, who, he apprehended, from Joseph's silence and manner, would not escape punishment for having indirectly blamed both the restorer of religion and his plenipotentiary.
Blind acceptance of any information from Wikipedia without extensive cross referencing and independent verification is an exercise in imprudence and irresponsiblility.
Preserving the legacy of the liberal peace without succumbing to the legacy of liberal imprudence is both a moral and a strategic challenge.
And it is desirable to prove by definitions that this conduct of his ought not to be called imprudence, or accident, or necessity, but indolence, indifference, or fatuity.
The maid, with a generosity and Christian principle rarely surpassed, conscious that his imprudence might be his ruin, brought him the thirty pounds, which was part of a sum of money recently left her by legacy.
For mental blindness, thoughtlessness and rashness pertain to imprudence, which is to be found in every sin, even as prudence is in every virtue.
"If that is called imprudence, I wonder what would be called a thoughtful provision against the vicissitudes of fortune."
Pope confesses that his imprudence was a higher good than priestly prudence would have been.
A man is burnt: if by his own imprudence, that is a 'physical' sanction; if by the magistrate, it is a 'political' sanction; if by some neglect of his neighbours, due to their dislike of his 'moral character,' a
We have heard nothing from Mr. L---- since his departure, and Leonora is more unhappy than ever, and my imprudence is the cause of this.
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