Imprudent vs Foolish - What's the difference?
Imprudent is a synonym of foolish.
As adjectives the difference between imprudent and foolish
is that imprudent
is not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper while foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
* 1711 , , The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker , volume 1.
- Here Her Majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the Ministers and Readers.
, author=Mary Elizabeth Braddon
, title=Phantom Fortune
, passage=‘It was a most 'imprudent
thing to go up Helvellyn in such weather,’ said Fräulein Müller, shaking her head gloomily as she ate her fish.}}
, author=Jules Verne
, title=Journey to the Interior of the Earth
, passage=My uncle, falling back into his absorbing contemplations, had already forgotten my imprudent' words. I merely say ' imprudent
, for the great mind of so learned a man of course had no place for love affairs, and happily the grand business of the document gained me the victory.}}
* indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .