improvident

  • 1 Improvident — Im*prov i*dent, a. [Pref. im not + provident: cf. L. improvidus. See {Provident}, and cf. {Imprudent}.] Not provident; wanting foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless; as, an improvident man.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 improvident — I adjective brash, careless, dissipated, extravagant, happy go lucky, hasty, headlong, heedless, improvidus, imprudens, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, incautus, indiscreet, injudicious, lacking foresight, lax, losel, neglectful, negligent,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 improvident — (adj.) 1510s, from IM (Cf. im ) not + PROVIDENT (Cf. provident). It retains a stronger connection with the provide aspect of L. providere. Related: Improvidently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 improvident — [adj] careless, spendthrift extravagant, heedless, imprudent, inconsiderate, lavish, negligent, prodigal, profligate, profuse, reckless, shiftless, shortsighted, thoughtless, thriftless, uneconomical, unthrifty, wasteful; concepts 334,542 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 improvident — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking care for the future. DERIVATIVES improvidence noun improvidently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 improvident — [im präv′ə dənt] adj. [< L improvidus < in , not + providus, foreseeing, cautious + providere: see PROVIDE] failing to provide for the future; lacking foresight or thrift improvidence n. improvidently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 improvident — adjective Etymology: Late Latin improvident , improvidens, from Latin in + provident , providens provident Date: 1514 not provident ; not foreseeing and providing for the future • improvidently adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 improvident — adjective formal too careless to save any money or to plan for the future: the generous but improvident welfare provision of the 1960s improvidence noun (U) improvidently adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 improvident — adjective one consequence of a healthy economy may be a generation of improvident youth Syn: spendthrift, thriftless, wasteful, prodigal, profligate, extravagant, lavish, free spending, immoderate, excessive; imprudent, irresponsible, careless,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 improvident — im•prov•i•dent [[t]ɪmˈprɒv ɪ dənt[/t]] adj. not provident; neglecting to provide for future needs: The improvident worker saved no money[/ex] • Etymology: 1505–15 im•prov′i•dence, n. im•prov′i•dent•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 improvident — improvidence, n. improvidently, adv. /im prov i deuhnt/, adj. 1. not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary. 2. neglecting to provide for future needs. [1505 15; IM 2 + PROVIDENT] Syn. 1. thoughtless, careless, imprudent, heedless. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 improvident — adjective a) failing to provide for the future; reckless b) incautious; prone to rashness Ant: provident …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 improvident — Synonyms and related words: brash, brazen, brazenfaced, careless, extravagant, feckless, grasshopper, happy go lucky, headlong, heedless, hubristic, impetuous, imprudent, impudent, impulsive, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious, insolent, lavish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 improvident — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. spendthrift, extravagant, imprudent; see rash , wasteful . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. thriftless, shortsighted, incautious, happy go lucky. ANT.: prudent, cautious III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Reckless …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 improvident — im|prov|i|dent [ımˈprɔvıdənt US ˈpra: ] adj formal too careless to save any money or to plan for the future >improvidence n [U] >improvidently adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 improvident — im|prov|i|dent [ ım pravıdnt ] adjective VERY FORMAL not thinking carefully enough about the future, especially by wasting money …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 improvident — im prov·i·dent || ɪm prÉ‘vɪdnt / prÉ’ adj. careless, lacking foresight; wasteful, not saving up for future needs …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 improvident — adjective lacking foresight; thoughtless. Derivatives improvidence noun improvidently adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 improvident — a. Thriftless, unthrifty, imprudent, prodigal, wasteful, without forecast, without foresight, careless of the future …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 improvident — adj 1. incautious, unwary, imprudent, unobservant, unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant; heedless, careless, reckless, precipitate, temerarious, rash, headlong; thoughtless, unthinking, unmindful, disregardful; inattentive, inadvertent, regardless,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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