improvident






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
adj.

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

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