What does the word improvident mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Improvidently.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Improvidence.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Lacking foresight or thrift; reckless; wasteful.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by [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 by Maud Churton Braby