- not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
- neglecting to provide for future needs.
- not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal
- heedless or incautious; rash
“lack of foresight, rashness,” mid-15c., from Latin improvidentia, from assimilated form of in- “not” (see in- (1)) + providentia (see providence).
1510s, from im- “not” + provident. It retains a stronger connection with the “provide” aspect of Latin providere. Related: Improvidently.