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imprudent

im·pru·dent

imprudent

pronunciation:
Im pru dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: marked by a lack of awareness or concern for the consequences of one's acts; rash; unwise.
synonyms:
ill-advised, ill-considered, inadvisable, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious, rash, shortsighted, thoughtless, unwise
antonyms:
prudent
similar words:
careless, foolish, hasty, heedless, ill-conceived, impetuous, inconsiderate, irresponsible, mad, mindless, reckless, unthinking, unwary, wild
derivations: imprudently (adv.), imprudence (n.)
Word Parts
The word imprudent contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.