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Meaning of IMPROVIDENT

Pronunciation:  im'prâvidunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not provident; not providing for the future
  2. [adj]  not given careful consideration; "ill-considered actions often result in disaster"; "an ill-judged attempt"
 

IMPROVIDENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: ill-considered, ill-judged, myopic, prodigal, short, shortsighted, thriftless, unforesightful, unforethoughtful
 
 Antonyms: provident
 
 See Also: imprudent, wasteful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*prov"i*dent\, a. [Pref. im- not + provident: cf.
L. improvidus. See {Provident}, and cf. {Imprudent}.]
Not provident; wanting foresight or forethought; not
foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent;
thoughtless; as, an improvident man.

      Improvident soldires! had your watch been good, This
      sudden mischief never could have fallen. --Shak.

Syn: Inconsiderable; negligent; careless; shiftless;
     prodigal; wasteful.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: brash, brazen, brazenfaced, careless, extravagant, feckless, grasshopper, happy-go-lucky, headlong, heedless, hubristic, impetuous, imprudent, impudent, impulsive, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious, insolent, lavish, negligent, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure, overweening, prodigal, profligate, profuse, rash, reckless, shiftless, short-sighted, spendthrift, temerarious, thoughtless, thriftless, unchary, uneconomical, unmindful, unproviding, unthinking, unthoughtful, unthrifty, unwary, wasteful
 

 

 

 

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