From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimprudentim‧pru‧dent /ɪmˈpruːdənt/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 STUPID/NOT SENSIBLEnot sensible or wise syn unwise 🔊 The banks made hundreds of imprudent loans in the 1970s. —imprudently adverb —imprudence noun [countable, uncountable]
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imprudent• Even his close confidant Manning described him in later years as imprudent.• There is nothing imprudent about this.• But if people decide that the cuts are imprudent and are distributed unequally, the politicalimpact could be very different.• Though his journey had been imprudent, it was still not in itself treasonable.• Banks are suffering the results of imprudentlendingpolicies.• Conflict: The bank could then make imprudentloans to Company X to keep it from failing.• They do not wish to provide further working capital by means of borrowing or it may be imprudent to do so.• But it would be imprudent to rely on it for ever.From Longman Business Dictionaryimprudentim‧pru‧dent /ɪmˈpruːdənt/ adjectivea decision, plan etc that is imprudent is not sensible or wiseThe finance house took action against some employers for imprudent decisions in buying annuities. —imprudently adverb —imprudence noun [countable, uncountable]The commission has never identified any specific area of fault, or imprudence, on the part of the company.