- The definition of improvident is not thinking about the future, especially concerning money.
An example of something improvident is buying a very large house that may be difficult to afford in a few years; an improvident purchase.
Origin of improvident; from Classical Latin improvidus ; from in-, not + providus, foreseeing, cautious + providere: see provide
- Not providing for the future; thriftless.
- Rash; incautious.
(comparative more improvident, superlative most improvident)