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Meaning of IMPRUDENCE

Pronunciation:  `impr'ooduns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a lack of caution in practical affairs
 

IMPRUDENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: prudence
 
 See Also: heedlessness, improvidence, incaution, incautiousness, mindlessness, rashness, shortsightedness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pru"dence\, n. [L. imprudentia: cf. F.
imprudence. Cf. {Improvidence}.]
The quality or state of being imprudent; want to caution,
circumspection, or a due regard to consequences;
indiscretion; inconsideration; reshness; also, an imprudent
act; as, he was guilty of an imprudence.

      His serenity was interrupted, perhaps, by his own
      imprudence.                              --Mickle.

 
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