Definition: lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
Definition: lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
Sentences Containing 'imprudent'
'Oh, very imprudent indeed, Master Copperfield,' returned Uriah, sighing modestly.
'So, Mr. Wickfield,' said I, at last, 'who is worth five hundred of you--or me'; for my life, I think, I could not have helped dividing that part of the sentence with an awkward jerk; 'has been imprudent, has he, Mr. Heep?'
added Elizabeth;``safe from a connection imprudent as to fortune.''
Dan, however, was so imprudent as to give a letter of recommendation to a youth who pretended to be a prophet (compare Abraham Of Avila); and when the latter turned it to account, Solomon Adret cast scorn upon the German rabbi in his circular letter on the pseudoprophet.
Do not involve yourself or endeavor to involve him in an affection which the want of fortune would make so very imprudent.
For a private pilot such as McRae, without enough experience, low-level flying in that terrain was very imprudent.
For that a God should be an imprudent God, is a thing hard even to conceive: and why should they resolve to do me hurt?
From being at first, perhaps, rather imprudent than criminal, he at last too often becomes one of the hardiest and most determined violators of the laws of society.
had launched into imprudent and ill-judged speculations, and may not have had the money, for which he was morally and legally responsible, in hand; going on with pretended borrowings of money at enormous interest, really coming from--HEEP--and by--HEEP--fraudulently obtained or withheld from Mr. W.
His murder brings up references to a mythological dragon which is said to prey on the imprudent, but Philo Vance uses his knowledge of both dragons and criminals to demonstrate whodunnit.
I am afraid he has been very imprudent, and has deserved to lose Mr. Darcy's regard.''
Imprudent as the marriage between Mr. Wickham and our poor Lydia would be, we are now anxious to be assured it has taken place, for there is but too much reason to fear they are not gone to Scotland.
Last Christmas you were afraid of his marrying me, because it would be imprudent; and now, because he is trying to get a girl with only ten thousand pounds, you want to find out that he is mercenary.''
My father and mother knew nothing of that; they only felt how imprudent a match it must be.
Now, I am perhaps going to make an imprudent and thoughtless request, but''``Say on.''
Oh what a worthy man he is, Mister Copperfield, but how imprudent he has been!'
The design was generous; but the execution was imprudent, and the nature and causes of the distress which it meant to relieve, were not, perhaps, well understood.
The passion for philosophy, like that for religion, seems liable to this inconvenience, that, though it aims at the correction of our manners, and extirpation of our vices, it may only serve, by imprudent management, to foster a predominant inclination, and push the mind, with more determined resolution, towards that side which already _draws_ too much, by the bias and propensity of the natural temper.
The success of this operation, therefore, without increasing in the smallest degree the capital of the country, would only have transferred a great part of it from prudent and profitable to imprudent and unprofitable undertakings.
The very bad policy of one country may thus render it, in some measure, dangerous and imprudent to establish what would otherwise be the best policy in another.
Thus, for instance, the limitations and restraints of civil government, and a legal constitution, may be defended, either from _reason_, which reflecting on the great frailty and corruption of human nature, teaches, that no man can safely be trusted with unlimited authority; or from _experience_ and history, which inform us of the enormous abuses, that ambition, in every age and country, has been found to make of so imprudent a confidence.
Whether success rendered us imprudent, or whether we were betrayed, I know not; but one evening, about fiveo'clock, our little cabin boy came breathlessly, to inform us that he had seen a detachment of custom house officers advancing in our direction.
Why should imprudent unlearned souls trouble that which is both learned, and prudent?
``How imprudent,''said Chateau Renaud,``to come on horseback to fight a duel with pistols, after all the instructions I had given him.''
``I was saying to him only yesterday,`You are imprudent, Monsieur Count; for when you go to Auteuil and take your servants the house is left unprotected.'
More Vocab Words::: prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
::: decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties
::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank