imprudent

To be imprudent means lacking self-restraint when it would be wise to have it, like that time you started dancing on the table during a math test. Remember that? Everybody else does.

Prudent means "wise or shrewd," but add the prefix im- meaning "not," suddenly you have an adjective that describes the opposite of being wise or shrewd. An imprudent person doesn't think about the consequences and might cross the street without looking both ways or use a curling iron while taking a bath. Careless, wild, imprudent behavior can get you into big trouble!

Definitions of imprudent
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adj not prudent or wise

“very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas”
“"would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger”
Synonyms:
careless
marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
improvident
not provident; not providing for the future
ill-considered, ill-judged, improvident, shortsighted
not given careful consideration
injudicious
lacking or showing lack of judgment or discretion; unwise
rash
imprudently incurring risk
foolish
devoid of good sense or judgment
Antonyms:
prudent
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
careful
exercising caution or showing care or attention
provident
providing carefully for the future
circumspect, discreet
heedful of potential consequences
heady, judicious, wise
marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
provident
careful in regard to your own interests
prudential
arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters
responsible
worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
wise
having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
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adj lacking wise self-restraint

“an imprudent remark”
Synonyms:
indiscreet
lacking discretion; injudicious

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