imprudent imprudent  /ɪm ˈpru dənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not prudent or wise
  2. (adj) lacking wise self-restraint

Usage(s):

  1. Iceland, thrown into deep economic crisis by the worldwide credit crunch, has to expect charges that it has been imprudent and even profligate.
  2. Premier Saito and Elder Statesman Saionji forced the resignation of fire-eating War Minister Araki four months ago because of the latter's imprudent announcements.
  3. Anyone can find an awkward question to put to a candidate, but the candidate knows that a hasty, imprudent reply can haunt him for months.

News

  • Missouri woman sentenced for fatal sneeze-induced crash

         LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) -- A Smithville driver whose sneezing fit caused a crash that killed a woman and left her young son paralyzed has been sentenced to probation and 100 hours of community service. The Kansas City Star reports 45-year-old Kathryn Brady previously pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner and failing to register an out-of-state vehicle. The ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

Quotes

  1. "We believe this was out of imprudent curiosity, but we are taking steps to reassure ourselves that that is, in fact, the case," McCormack said.
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: FOXNews

  2. "It is truly regrettable that despite requests from all 50 Democratic Senators and public officials throughout Illinois, Gov. Blagojevich would take the imprudent step of appointing someone to the United States Senate who would serve under a shadow...
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: ABC News

  3. "An additional $600 million burden on a state budget that has a $20 billion deficit is imprudent on our part," California Treasurer Bill Lockyer told fellow board members.
    on May 19, 2010 By: Bill Lockyer Source: BusinessWeek

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