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imprudent adj
1 not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger [ant: prudent]
2 lacking wise self-restraint; "an imprudent remark"

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Etymology

From Latin imprudens, prefix im-, not + prudens, prudent.

Pronunciation

Im*pru"dent

Adjective

imprudent
  1. Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
    Her majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the ministers and readers. --Strype.

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