Imprudent vs Thoughtless - What's the difference?

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Imprudent is a related term of thoughtless.


As adjectives the difference between imprudent and thoughtless

is that imprudent is not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper while thoughtless is marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.

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

    thoughtless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.
  • Inconsiderate, inattentive.
  • A thoughtless remark.
  • Lacking thought or consideration.
  • The debate turned into thoughtless bickering.

    Derived terms

    * thoughtlessly * thoughtlessness