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imprudent

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpruː.dənt/ formal us  
unwise, by failing to consider the likely results of your actions: The report criticizes the banks for being imprudent in their lending.
imprudence
noun [U] uk   /-dəns/ formal us  
Translations of “imprudent”
in Spanish imprudente…
in French imprudent…
in German unklug…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不明智的, 不謹慎的,輕率的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不明智的, 不谨慎的,轻率的…
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