Imprudence vs Idiocy - What's the difference?

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Imprudence is a related term of idiocy.


As nouns the difference between imprudence and idiocy

is that imprudence is (uncountable) the quality or state of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, discretion or circumspection; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; heedlessness while idiocy is (psychology) the state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.

imprudence

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, discretion or circumspection; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; heedlessness.
  • (countable) An imprudent act.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1753, author=Theophilus Cibber, title=The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=At about the age of twenty-three, to crown his other imprudences , he married, without improving his reduced circumstances thereby. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1891, author=Francois Coppee, title=Ten Tales, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Yes, for six months he threw all his medicines in the fire, and designedly committed all sorts of imprudences . }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1903, author=S.C. Hill, title=Three Frenchmen in Bengal, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=This man finally fell a victim to his diplomacies, perhaps also to his imprudences . }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1906 – 1921 , author= , title= , volume=1 , chapter=Encounter , passage=He [Timothy Forsyte] had never committed the imprudence of marrying or encumbering himself in any way with children.}}

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    idiocy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * idiotcy

    Noun

    (idiocies)
  • (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  • An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
  • The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy , put a new policy in place.

    Synonyms

    * imbecility * stupidity

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