Definitions

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  • adv. Without prudence; in an imprudent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an imprudent manner; with imprudence.

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

  • adv. in an imprudent manner

Etymologies

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imprudent +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I merely marched with a few of my troops through your camp to show you of what Englishmen are capable, but I had no hostile intentions, and was careful to refrain from hurting any of your soldiers, except such as imprudently opposed me.

    Athelstane Ford

  • The lawsuit targets Jan. 1, 2008, through Sept. 11, 2009, a period that Venture Financial Group and its directors "imprudently" held the employee stock ownership plans 'assets in company stock, despite the fact that they were aware of or should have known that they were engaging in risky investments, the suit says.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • From A Very British Dude back in February: Basically, the presbyterian shit has spent your income, your savings, the country's savings and re-leveraged the country imprudently, meaning you'll have to pay more in future without giving any noticable improvement in peoples' wealth or quality of life.

    Brown's Reputation is Unravelling

  • Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who opposed the bill, pointed out that undocumented students can't legally work in the state and that the new law "imprudently spends Cal Grant dollars that could be invested in students who would eventually work in and pay into California."

    California Sets New Course in Immigrant-Student Law

  • Her warmth drops a few degrees when a reporter imprudently mentions the words "1960s" and "heyday" in the same sentence.

    Bringing 'Downtown' to Midtown

  • If justices are regularly leaving on a schedule, congress will be more tempted to delay or hurry legislation imprudently.

    Matthew Yglesias » For Judicial Term Limits

  • Biden saying what he did and the media latching onto it like a pup starving for a teat is what allowed Obama to make the veiled proimse to leave Israel in the lurch if it acts imprudently.

    Obama: U.S. not giving Israel green light to attack Iran

  • The allegations (however imprudently or in excess of jurisdictional bounds they may have been brought) against the Bush administration officials are that they committed torture.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judge Baltazar Garzón Indicted

  • But then Ireland became rich—a development on paper that far exceeded the reality—brashly and imprudently capitalist, and extremely Americophile.

    Ireland Needs Merkel to Get Its Message

  • Washington tried to recruit them for his command, but because “the officers having imprudently promised them two shillings per day, they now refuse to serve for less pay.”

    George Washington’s First War

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