from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Unwise or indiscreet; not prudent.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not prudent; wanting prudence or discretion; not careful of consequences; indiscreet; rash; heedless.
- Synonyms Incautious, careless, unadvised, inconsiderate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
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- adjective Not
prudent; wanting in prudenceor discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
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- adjective not prudent or wise
- adjective lacking wise self-restraint
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The State Department is vowing to get to the bottom of what it calls imprudent curiosity.
On their arrival at the house of the latter, he strongly reprobated what he termed the imprudent application of the
The Monk and the Vine-dresser: or, the Emigrants of Bellesme Anonymous 1809
Juris imprudent is quite right to call you out on this.
The Volokh Conspiracy » Justice Thomas and Judge Reinhardt 2010
The Bishop's remark was not 'imprudent' - it was plain 100\% false.
The State Department though, Rob, is treating this as sort of a step-by-step methodical process, and they're also treating all three instances as cases by these individuals of what they're calling imprudent curiosity, saying they're not just being dismissive of the whole thing.
And it must be admitted that Mr Palliser had been a little imprudent — imprudent, that is, if he knew anything about the rumours afloat — seeing that soon after his visit at Courcy
And it must be admitted that Mr Palliser had been a little imprudent, -- imprudent, that is, if he knew anything about the rumours afloat, -- seeing that soon after his visit at Courcy Castle he had gone down to Lady Hartletop's place in Shropshire, at which the
The Small House at Allington Anthony Trollope 1848
He therefore fell into an opposite extreme; and, as it happens in such cases, and in order to recall the imprudent words which had escaped him, he pronounced others which were more imprudent still.
The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas p��re 1836
The letter - sent to the House of Representatives chairpersons, Bank Indonesia executives, the Finance Ministry and the media - points to several instances of so-called imprudent handling, the first being the government's legal basis for the bailout.
And those who believe in socialism think penalising the prudent to support the imprudent is a jolly good thing.
Army Rumour Service 2009
oroboros commented on the word imprudent
May 17, 2008
rolig commented on the word imprudent
Surely one can be imprudent without being rude. Perhaps you are thinking of impudent?
May 18, 2008
pradyumnaojha commented on the word imprudent
Manas is imprudent in boot-licking his superiors with the hope that they shall see him as a potential leader.
February 15, 2013
bilby commented on the word imprudent
Recently licked :-)
February 15, 2013