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

  • adj. Lacking or showing a lack of judgment or discretion; unwise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Showing poor judgement; not well judged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not judicious; wanting in sound judgment; undiscerning; indiscreet; unwise.
  • adj. Not according to sound judgment or discretion; unwise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not judicious in thought, speech, or action; deficient in judgment; imprudent: as, an injudicious ally.
  • Not judicious in character or kind; ill-judged or ill-advised; contrary to sound judgment or discretion; unwise: as, an injudicious measure.
  • Synonyms Indiscreet, inconsiderate, imprudent, rash, hasty.

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

  • adj. lacking or showing lack of judgment or discretion; unwise


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  • We admit that the motives of those who conduct public promiscuous developing circles are good in most cases, but their methods are frequently 'injudicious' -- to put it mildly.

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  • Claiming that this was a brave moral act and contrasting himself with Mrs. Clinton's "injudicious" vote as a senator to authorize the war strains credibility and echoes the dishonesty of his "I didn't hear it in the pew" excuse.

    Sylvia Welsh: Honesty Not Race, Expediency Not Courage

  • Randy Hamud represented Awadallah in the courtroom, in that hearing in October 2001, and he was taken aback by the "injudicious" conduct of Judge Mukasey.

    David Bromwich: Would It Be Torture If It Was Done to You?

  • Those who suppose that it is wiser to gloss over this or that, and who consider it "injudicious" to announce the whole truth in connection with Christianity, should have learnt by this time that no admission which can by any possibility be required of them can be so perilous to the cause of

    The Fair Haven

  • Second biggest cause of fatal accidents, to blame for 31 per cent, is the "injudicious action", an umbrella term for "travelled too fast for the conditions' (15.9 per cent of those labelled injudicious), "exceeded speed limit" (13.9 per cent) or "disobeyed give-way or stop sign" (2.1 per cent)? - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In a 1948 review essay republished in Race and History, he demolished E. Merton Coulter's The South During Reconstruction by demonstrating in painstaking fashion that Coulter had used his evidence selectively, made generalizations that his evidence would not support, misquoted or distorted some of the sources that he did use, and had been "injudicious" in his lurid and obviously biased descriptions of the performance of black voters and office holders. [


  • Instead Paley's argument has been sidetracked by attacks or its injudicious examples and off-the-point theological discussions.


  • Certainly music history has been littered with similarly broad and injudicious barbs whose vitriol often flows out of pent-up professional rivalry.

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  • Very able men in nearly all the southern States have made very able arguments against rash and injudicious action….

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  • It's that easy to derail your entire career if your employer learns you tweeted an injudicious comment, posted one on LinkedIn or Facebook, put it in an e-mail, or had a questionable exchange via Craigslist.

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