imprudent

  • 1 imprudent — imprudent, ente [ ɛ̃prydɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • v. 1450; lat. imprudens 1 ♦ Qui manque de prudence. ⇒ audacieux, aventureux, écervelé, étourdi, inconsidéré, malavisé, téméraire. Automobiliste imprudent. Je vous trouve bien, très imprudent d agir… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 imprudent — IMPRUDÉNT, Ă, imprudenţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial şi substantivat) Care acţionează fără prudenţă; care demonstrează lipsă de prudenţă; nesocotit. – Din fr. imprudent, lat. imprudens, ntis. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Imprudent… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 imprudent — im‧pru‧dent [ɪmˈpruːdnt] adjective a decision, plan etc that is imprudent is not sensible or wise: • The finance house took action against some employers for imprudent decisions in buying annuities. imprudently adverb imprudence noun [countable …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 imprudent — imprudent, ente (in pru dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui manque de prudence. Un homme imprudent. Un imprudent ami. •   J ai failli, je l avoue, et mon coeur imprudent A trop cru les transports d un désir trop ardent, CORN. Nicom. II, 2.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 Imprudent — Im*pru dent, a. [L. imprudens; pref. im not + prudens prudent: cf. F. imprudent. See {Prudent}, and cf. {Improvident}.] Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper. {Im*pru… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 imprudent — Imprudent, [impruden]te. Qui manque de Prudence. C est un homme fort imprudent. elle a esté bien imprudente de se confier à luy. Il se dit aussi, de la Mauvaise conduite dans les affaires de la vie. Tenir une conduite imprudente, un discours… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 imprudent — Imprudent, Imprudens, Inconsultus. Imprudent conseil, Consilium inconsultum …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 imprudent — I adjective adventurous, brash, careless, foolhardy, foolish, hasty, hazardous, heedless, hot headed, ill advised, ill considered, ill judged, impolitic, improvident, impulsive, inadvisable, incautious, inconsiderate, inconsultus, indiscreet,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 imprudent — (adj.) late 14c., from L. imprudentem (nom. imprudens) not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, prp. of providere to provide, lit.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 imprudent — [adj] without much thought brash, careless, foolhardy, foolish, heedless, illadvised, ill considered, ill judged, impolitic, improvident, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious, irresponsible, leaving self wide open*, off …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 imprudent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash. DERIVATIVES imprudence noun imprudently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 imprudent — [im pro͞od′ nt] adj. [ME < L imprudens: see IN 2 & PRUDENT] not prudent; without thought of the consequences; lacking in judgment or caution; rash; indiscreet imprudence n. imprudently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 imprudent — adj. imprudent to + inf. (it was imprudent of them to speculate on the stock exchange) * * * [ɪm pruːd(ə)nt] imprudent to + inf. (it was imprudent of them to speculate on the stock exchange) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 IMPRUDENT — ENTE. adj. Qui manque de prudence. C est un homme fort imprudent. Elle a été bien imprudente de se confier à lui.   Il se dit aussi Des actions et des discours. Tenir une conduite imprudente. Discours imprudent. Faire une action imprudente. Zèle… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 imprudent — [[t]ɪ̱mpru͟ːd(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s behaviour as imprudent, you think it is not sensible or carefully thought out. [FORMAL] ...an imprudent investment he made many years ago... The Government of Jamaica consider it… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 imprudent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin imprudent , imprudens, from in + prudent , prudens prudent Date: 14th century not prudent ; lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgment < an imprudent investor > • imprudently adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 imprudent — adj. inprudan (Saxel) / ê (Albanais.001) / in (Villards Thônes), TA, E. A1) très // bien imprudent imprudent : to fou <tout fou> (001, Reyvroz) …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 18 imprudent — imprudence, imprudentness, imprudency, n. imprudently, adv. /im proohd nt/, adj. not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash. [1350 1400; ME < L imprudent (s. of imprudens) unforeseeing, rash. See IM 2, PRUDENT] Syn. unwise, indiscreet, ill …

    Universalium

  • 19 imprudent — adjective Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper. Here Her Majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the Ministers and Readers. Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 imprudent — im|pru|dent [ımˈpru:dənt] adj formal not sensible or wise ▪ The banks made hundreds of imprudent loans in the 1970s. >imprudently adv >imprudence n [U and C] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English