Etymology
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imprudence (n.)

early 15c., "quality of rashness or heedlessness; imprudent act," from Old French imprudence (14c.) or directly from Latin imprudentia "lack of foresight, inconsiderateness, ignorance, inadvertence," abstract noun from imprudens "unaware, inconsiderate" (see imprudent).

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Definitions of imprudence

imprudence (n.)
a lack of caution in practical affairs;
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