The quality or condition of being unwise or indiscreet.(noun)
An unwise or indiscreet act.(noun)
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Use "imprudence" in a sentence
"When the dinner was over, De Segur took me to a window, expressing his uneasiness at what he called the imprudence of Jacquemont, who, he apprehended, from Joseph's silence and manner, would not escape punishment for having indirectly blamed both the restorer of religion and his plenipotentiary."
"Blind acceptance of any information from Wikipedia without extensive cross referencing and independent verification is an exercise in imprudence and irresponsiblility."
"Preserving the legacy of the liberal peace without succumbing to the legacy of liberal imprudence is both a moral and a strategic challenge."