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imprūdens (inpr- ), entis, adj. 2. inprudens,
I.not foreseeing, not anticipating or expecting, without knowing, unaware, ignorant, inconsiderate, inadvertent, imprudent (class.; syn.: inconsideratus, incautus, improvidus).
(α). Absol.: “equites missi nocte iter conficiunt, imprudentes atque inopinantes hostes aggrediuntur,Caes. B. C. 2, 38, 4; cf. id. ib. 2, 6, 3: “equites imprudentibus omnibus de improviso advolasse,Hirt. B. G. 8, 36, 3; Caes. B. G. 3, 29, 1; id. B. C. 2, 3, 1; id. B. G. 5, 15, 3: “haec omnia imprudente L. Sulla facta esse certe scio,without the knowledge of, Cic. Rosc. Am. 8, 21: “scripsi etiam illud quodam in libello, qui me imprudente et invito excidit,id. de Or. 1, 21, 94: “namque tu me inprudentem obrepseris,Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 22: “plus hodie boni feci imprudens quam sciens ante hunc diem umquam,unconsciously, Ter. Hec. 5, 4, 40; cf. id. Heaut. 4, 1, 20: “adulescens,inexperienced, id. Eun. 3, 1, 40: “probe horum facta imprudens depinxit senex,without knowing it, id. Phorm. 2, 1, 38: “ut mihi imprudens M. Servilium praeterisse videare,Cic. Brut. 77, 269 (cf. the opp. prudens praetereo, Hor. S. 1, 10, 88): “qua (definitione) tu etiam imprudens utebare nonnumquam,Cic. Fin. 2, 2, 5: “quod ex prima statim fronte dijudicare imprudentium est,Quint. 12, 7, 8; 7, 1, 40: “numquam imprudentibus imber Obfuit, i. e. ignaris,Verg. G. 1, 373 Serv. —Transf., of inanim. and abstr. things: “non imprudens consilium, si aditum haberet,Petr. 102, 3: ne casu inprudentes suae naves in classem adversariorum inciderent, Auct. B. Afr. 11, 4.—Comp.: “quicquid horum ab imprudentioribus fiet (fieri autem nisi ab imprudentibus non potest), neglegendum,Sen. Const. Sap. 19.—Sup.: “multa facit (sapiens), quae ab imprudentissimis aut aeque fieri videmus aut peritius aut exercitatius,Sen. Ep. 90, 33; id. Const. Sap. 19, 1.—
(β). With gen.: “imprudentes legis,ignorant, Cic. Inv. 2, 31, 95: “religionis,Liv. 31, 14, 7: “maris,id. 34, 9, 9: “aetatum,Quint. 1, 1, 20.—Of inanim. and abstr. things: “frons tenera imprudensque laborum,that has not experienced, Verg. G. 2, 372: “antiquitatis imprudens consuetudo,Col. 3, 18, 1.—*
(γ). With an object-clause: “non imprudens usurum eum rabie, qua, etc.,Curt. 8, 8.—Hence, imprūdenter (inpr- ), adv., without foresight, unknowingly, ignorantly, inconsiderately, imprudently: etsi te nihil temere, nihil imprudenter facturum judicaram, Caes. ap. Cic. Att. 10, 8, B, 1; Cic. Ac. 1, 6, 22: “facere,Nep. Han. 2, 6: “(Codrus) imprudenter rixam ciens interemptus est,Vell. 1, 2, 1.—Comp.: “ad flammam accessit imprudentius,Ter. And. 1, 1, 103.
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