imprudent im‧pru‧dent [ɪmˈpruːdnt] adjective
a decision, plan etc that is imprudent is not sensible or wise:

• The finance house took action against some employers for imprudent decisions in buying annuities.

— imprudently adverb
— imprudence noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The commission has never identified any specific area of fault, or imprudence, on the part of the company.

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imprudent UK US /ɪmˈpruːdənt/ adjective
not wise, and likely to have bad results: »

imprudent borrowing/lending

imprudent to do sth »

They were advised that it would be imprudent to become over-reliant on foreign markets.

imprudence /ɪmˈpruːdəns/ noun [U]

Newspapers warned of the perils of fiscal imprudence in a country running a $20 billion public sector deficit.

imprudently adverb

an imprudently managed firm

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • imprudently — imprudent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash. DERIVATIVES imprudence noun imprudently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • imprudently — adverb in an imprudent manner imprudently, he downed tools and ran home to make his wife happy • Ant: ↑prudently • Derived from adjective: ↑imprudent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Imprudently — Imprudent Im*pru dent, a. [L. imprudens; pref. im not + prudens prudent: cf. F. imprudent. See {Prudent}, and cf. {Improvident}.] Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imprudently — adverb see imprudent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imprudently — See imprudent. * * * …   Universalium

  • imprudently — adverb Without prudence; in an imprudent manner …   Wiktionary

  • imprudently — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unwisely, inadvisedly, indiscreetly; see foolishly , rashly …   English dictionary for students

  • imprudently — adv. carelessly; rashly, unwisely, unthinkingly; recklessly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imprudently — im·prudently …   English syllables

  • imprudently — See: imprudent …   English dictionary

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