imprudent


adjective

  1. not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.

adjective

  1. not prudent; rash, heedless, or indiscreet
adj.

late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) “not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, present participle of providere “to provide,” literally “to see before (one)” (see provide). Related: Imprudently.

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