1. not prudent or wise
; - Example: "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"- Example: "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
2. lacking wise self-restraint
; - Example: "an imprudent remark"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Imprudent \Im*pru"dent\, a. [L. imprudens; pref. im- not +
prudens prudent: cf. F. imprudent. See Prudent, and cf.
Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet;
injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper. --
Her majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent
behavior of many of the ministers and readers.
Syn: Indiscreet; injudicious; incautious; ill-advised;
unwise; heedless; careless; rash; negligent.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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 [ant: prudent]
2: lacking wise self-restraint; "an imprudent remark"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
93 Moby Thesaurus words for "imprudent":
blanket, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, careless, casual, crazy,
foolhardy, foolish, general, hasty, heedless, hubristic,
ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-contrived, ill-devised,
ill-gauged, ill-judged, impetuous, impolitic, improvident,
impudent, impulsive, inadvisable, inane, incautious, inconsiderate,
indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, inexpedient,
injudicious, insane, insensate, insensitive, insolent, irrational,
irresponsible, mad, mindless, misadvised, misguided, myopic,
nonjudgmental, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure,
overweening, perverse, promiscuous, rash, reasonless, reckless,
senseless, shortsighted, silly, tactless, temerarious, thoughtless,
unadvised, unchary, unconsidered, uncritical, uncriticizing,
undemanding, undifferentiating, undiscerning, undiscreet,
undiscriminating, undiscriminative, unexacting, unfastidious,
unforeseeing, unmeticulous, unparticular, unreasonable,
unreflecting, unreflective, unseeing, unselective, unsensible,
unsound, unsubtle, untactful, unthinking, unthoughtful, unwary,
unwise, wholesale, witless, wrong