improvidence








adjective

  1. not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
  2. neglecting to provide for future needs.

adjective

  1. not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal
  2. heedless or incautious; rash
n.

“lack of foresight, rashness,” mid-15c., from Latin improvidentia, from assimilated form of in- “not” (see in- (1)) + providentia (see providence).

adj.

1510s, from im- “not” + provident. It retains a stronger connection with the “provide” aspect of Latin providere. Related: Improvidently.

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