• Improvident Man
    Improvident Man
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Improvided Unforeseen; unexpected; not provided against; unprepared. "All improvided for dread of death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • improvided Unprovided.
    • improvided Unforeseen; unexpected.
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In literature:

Improvidence is the rule: there is little effort to meet remote contingencies.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
It was thither that the government should turn the thoughts of the homeless and the improvident.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
It may be said that the improvidence of the labouring people themselves is a large item in the account of the causes of their distress.
"The Claims of Labour an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed" by Arthur Helps
The law was unjust, improvident, and altogether unsuited to the circumstances of the colony.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
The store was a curious epitome of thrift and improvidence.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
It is too late to speak of the improvidence of killing bees, to get their honey.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Our improvident soldiers lose a great many muskets.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
They were not many; she had always been recklessly improvident.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
Love is so improvident that a parting a year away is no more feared than death, and a month's end seems dim and distant.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
"Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne" by John Ruskin

In poetry:

The water-courses--open, unconfined
To his down-peering eye. Improvident
The bare fields lie in swart abandonment;
The hills their tresses thoughtlessly unbind
"An August Noon" by James Herbert Morse
Still, that is a virtue at St. Clements.
Look at Rose Archambault, the improvident minx!
As for Catharine–now, she's a woman of sense,
Though hard to please and near with the pence.
"Benedict Brosse" by Susie Frances Harrison
They will curse the generation
That has beggared them by stealth;
Curse the mad procrastination
That has robbed the land of wealth -
Wealth their foolish fathers spent,
Reckless and improvident.
"In Time" by C J Dennis