Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Lacking foresight or thrift; reckless; wasteful.

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Usage examples "improvident":

  1. They spur on the indolent and improvident, hold back the greedy and ambitious, watch and see that the careless and good- natured don't git trod on, nor the strong make slaves of the weaker. - "Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife", Marietta Holley.
  2. After all, the wild Indians could not be justly termed improvident, when their manner of life is taken into consideration. - "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
  3. In the same absurd and improvident spirit is the customary disinclination to ask for settlements on our daughters. - "Modern marriage and how to bear it", Maud Churton Braby.