What is the opposite of prudent?

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Opposite of acting with or showing care and thought for the future
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Opposite of characterized by economy, frugality, or good management of finances or resources
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Opposite of showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters, sometimes with guile
“He beat me down on the price. He got a bargain from a naive schoolboy and I still resent him now for that.”
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Opposite of beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance
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Opposite of mentally calm, having no emotion too strong or too weak
“It is in those of delicate health, neurotic disposition, and psychoneurotic tendencies, that reassurances are needed.”
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Opposite of sparing in the expenditure of money or resources
“What, in particular, was the diet of national leaders who introduced sumptuary laws to prevent extravagant expenditure on food and wine?”
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Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“If you have a point, you sure have an obtuse way of explaining it!”
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Opposite of cautious or circumspect in style or approach
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
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(of a person) Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
“But that is as far as I can go in praising this decrepit and unbalanced person.”
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Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Some journalists are trustworthy, and some are just completely unreliable.”
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Opposite of beneficial or being of advantage
“We, however, should realize that it is economically disadvantageous and nonsensical for the state to support an army that is doing no military training.”
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Opposite of having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
“They felt that it was an impractical exercise from an engineering standpoint and that the market for such a radio would be minuscule.”
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Opposite of relating to the identification of long-term goals and the means of achieving them
“This guy isn't going to go down easily, so you're going to need more than an improvised plan.”
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