Origin of imprudentMiddle English from Classical Latin imprudens: see in- and prudent
The definition of imprudent is a person who lacks judgment.
An example of imprudent is driving while intoxicated.
not prudent; without thought of the consequences; lacking in judgment or caution; rash; indiscreet
Unwise or indiscreet; not prudent.
(comparative more imprudent, superlative most imprudent)
- I was imprudent to place myself at such risk.
- To sum up the incidents of this eventful period of his life, it was during it that he lost his mother, always loved and dutifully honoured, by death; his sister had been estranged from him some years before by an imprudent marriage, which, though making her a liberal allowance, he never forgave.
- In 1526 the imprudent zeal of Robert Barnes had resulted in an ignominious recantation, and in 1527 Bilney, Latimer's most trusted coadjutor, incurred the displeasure of Wolsey, and did humiliating penance for his offences.
- In those days he saw that he had been very imprudent to denude himself of troops, and decided to keep henceforth always with him a body of 30,000 soldiers.
- General Orero, successor of Baldissera, pushed offensive action more vigorously, and on the 26th of January 1890 entered Adowa, a city considerably to the south of the Marchan imprudent step which aroused Meneleks suspicions, and had hurriedly to be retraced.