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Perhaps I was imprudent, but your conduct has saved me from my own reproaches, and I fear no other.

It was this imprudent candour which lowered him most in his guardian's estimation.

I have been imprudent; I confess it; I have spoken somewhat loosely.

All men have their imprudent day; why should not Beckendorff?

The mischief which may result from your imprudent conduct is incalculable.

But all men have their imprudent days; the best way is to forget them.

No one can say that any imprudent expressions have escaped her.

And people imagined that he would be as imprudent as his father!

And he was the imprudent one, and the others were the sensible, the wise.

It was hard to do—bitterly hard—and many a time I've told myself it was imprudent.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin imprudentem (nominative imprudens) "not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, present participle of providere "to provide," literally "to see before (one)" (see provide). Related: Imprudently.

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