Frivolous vs Imprudent - What's the difference?

frivolous | imprudent |


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.

frivolous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.
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  • * Factcheck.org[http://www.factcheck.org/article133.html]:
  • One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits.
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * frivolent * frivolously * frivolousness

    imprudent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.
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  • , year=1853 , author=Mary Elizabeth Braddon , title=Phantom Fortune , chapter=3 citation , 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.}}
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  • , year=1864 , author=Jules Verne , title=Journey to the Interior of the Earth , chapter=3 citation , 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.}}

    Synonyms

    * indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent