improvidence
noun Date: 15th century the quality or state of being improvident

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  • Improvidence — Im*prov i*dence, n. [L. improvidentia; OF. improvidence. Cf. {Imprudence}.] The quality of being improvident; lack of foresight or thrift. [1913 Webster] The improvidence of my neighbor must not make me inhuman. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improvidence — index disregard (unconcern), inconsideration, laches, laxity, neglect, negligence, temerity, waste …   Law dictionary

  • improvidence — (n.) lack of foresight, rashness, mid 15c., from L. improvidentia, from assimilated form of in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + providentia (see PROVIDENCE (Cf. providence)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • improvidence — As used in a statute excluding one found incompetent to execute the duties of an administrator by reason of improvidence, means that want of care and foresight in the management of property which would be likely to render the estate and effects… …   Black's law dictionary

  • improvidence — As used in a statute excluding one found incompetent to execute the duties of an administrator by reason of improvidence, means that want of care and foresight in the management of property which would be likely to render the estate and effects… …   Black's law dictionary

  • improvidence — improvident ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking care for the future. DERIVATIVES improvidence noun improvidently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • improvidence — See improvident. * * * …   Universalium

  • improvidence — noun The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift …   Wiktionary

  • improvidence — Synonyms and related words: brashness, brass, brazen boldness, cheek, chutzpah, fecklessness, gall, hastiness, heedlessness, heroics, hubris, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, injudiciousness, insolence, lax stewardship, negligence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • improvidence — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. extravagance, wastefulness, shortsightedness; see carelessness , neglect 1 , waste 1 …   English dictionary for students

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