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. -- {Im*pru"dent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Her majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the ministers and readers. --Strype. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Indiscreet; injudicious; incautious; ill-advised; unwise; heedless; careless; rash; negligent. [1913 Webster]

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