Adjective "improvident" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless.
  1. 'No evidence is found that would suggest in all the circumstances that the transaction was intently improvident or fraudulent.'
  2. 'This bill proposes to create a civil action for the improvident transfer of property by a vulnerable adult.'
  3. 'It is a matter of irrelevance, at least to me, whether the grant was improvident or no.'
  4. 'Hobbling creditors means that interest rates rise permanently, to the sober and honest as well as the improvident; but why should the former be taxed to subsidize the latter?'
  5. 'While damages may be the remedy in an action for improvident sale, following disposal those damages cannot be measured without a benchmark of value consistent with commercial reasonability.'
  6. 'Or put another way, it's stealing from tomorrow to make up for the improvident ways of today.'
  7. 'Henry VI proved to be improvident, malleable, vacillating, partisan, uninterested in the arts of government, and, above all, antipathetic to the chivalric world his ancestors had adorned.'
  8. 'Now that our government has implicated us in this regrettable, improvident and illegal war - we are obliged to make a substantial commitment to reconstruction.'
  9. 'Consequently, early versions of the installment plan were dismissed as the folly of the improvident poor, immigrants, and women.'
  10. 'The wives are greedy and the men, in the absence of any well-regulated women, are recklessly improvident.'


1. not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.

2. neglecting to provide for future needs.

More examples(as adjective)

"speculations can be improvident."

"sales can be improvident."

"poors can be improvident."

"personalitieses can be improvident."

"people can be improvident."

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