Frivolous vs Imprudent - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between frivolous and imprudent
is that frivolous
is silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner while imprudent
is not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.
Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight.
In litigation, a lawsuit filed by a party who is aware the claim is without merit and has no reasonable prospect of success because of a lack of supporting legal or factual basis.
- One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits.
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