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, prodigal, profligate, rash, reckless, remiss, shiftless, spendthrift, squandering, temerarious, thoughtless, thriftless, uneconomical, unfrugal, unguarded, unpreparing, unproviding, unthrifty, unwary, wasteful, without foresight II index careless, derelict (negligent), heedless, imprudent, injudicious, lax, negligent, prodigal, profligate (extravagant), profuse, reckless, remiss, thoughtless, unpolitic

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • improvident contract — A contract which is unwise, unprofitable or oppressive, resulting from bad calculation or the want of vigilance on the part of the party who seeks relief therefrom. 27 Am J2d Eq § 25. A contract disadvantageous to one of the parties; a contract… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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