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injudicious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj injudicious lacking or showing lack of judgment or discretion; unwise "an injudicious measure","the result of an injudicious decision"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Injudicious Not according to sound judgment or discretion; unwise; as, an injudicious measure.
    • Injudicious Not judicious; wanting in sound judgment; undiscerning; indiscreet; unwise; as, an injudicious adviser. "An injudicious biographer who undertook to be his editor and the protector of his memory."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • injudicious Not judicious in thought, speech, or action; deficient in judgment; imprudent: as, an injudicious ally.
    • injudicious Not judicious in character or kind; ill-judged or ill-advised; contrary to sound judgment or discretion; unwise: as, an injudicious measure.
    • injudicious Synonyms Indiscreet, inconsiderate, imprudent, rash, hasty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Injudicious in-jōō-dish′us void of or wanting in judgment: imprudent: inconsiderate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, not + judicious,; cf. F. injudicieux,

Usage

In literature:

Franklin quenched the injudicious movement with a witticism.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Our injudicious haste has an effect exactly contrary to what we wish.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
In any case, it was very injudicious for you to approach me in that crowd.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
The flying lancers were pursued by the Rangers, who, very injudiciously, of course, scattered themselves over the town.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
I've been helping you a little; I flatter myself not injudiciously.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Mention an instance in which it would be injudicious to give food.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This was so very injudicious on the part of an old friend, that a wiser person than Lucy would have divined some malign meaning in it.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
I had been injudiciously liberal to the post-boys of the chaise and four.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And they were enforced with a rigour that seems injudicious.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
So the mental faculties may become one-sided by injudicious training.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
To her she was most injudiciously indulgent.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Miss Anthony had written Miss Willard that she thought this would be very injudicious.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
But a humane man may in the exercise of his humanity be injudicious, and by so doing inflict much actual suffering.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
Do you not think it injudicious to go so many hours without nourishment?
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim
This was doubtless largely provoked by the injudicious action of Guzman himself.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The wound, it seems, had been too tightly bandaged, and otherwise injudiciously treated.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
And thus the injudicious champion of popular rights found himself in conflict with the entire Legislature.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
Malzin lost his head, and made many injudicious concessions.
"'Gloria Victis!'" by Ossip Schubin
The news was broken to him by an injudicious nurse at a crisis in his illness, and it proved his death-blow.
"For the School Colours" by Angela Brazil
I have likewise been witness of unfavourable turns, merely from an injudicious preparation.
"On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment" by Honoré Bourguignon
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In poetry:

(Therein a stable boy, it's stated,
Devoutly loved a noble dame,
Who ardently reciprocated
His rather injudicious flame.)
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Soon as the story reached its end,
One, over eager to commend,
Crowned it with injudicious praise;
And then the voice of blame found vent,
And fanned the embers of dissent
Into a somewhat lively blaze.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude II. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The Maine Media's Injudicious Behavior.
Local Univision channel 23 injudiciously chose to broadcast a soccer game instead of Tuesday night's presidential debate.
How could Judge Walker exhibit such gross bias and deliver such an injudicious opinion.
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In science:

In spite of Chall’s warnings about injudicious application to writing tasks, readability measurement has naively come to be used as a prescriptive metric of good writing as a tool for writers, and has thus come into some disrepute among text researchers.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Failure to include enough orbits, or an injudicious choice of initial conditions that misses important families of orbits or violates the symmetries of the system, can lead to unphysical results.
Nonuniqueness and Structural Stability of Self-Consistent Models of Elliptical Galaxies
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