Definition of Ill-advised

1. Adjective. Without careful prior deliberation or counsel. "Took the unadvised measure of going public with the accusations"

Exact synonyms: Unadvised
Also: Imprudent, Foolish
Antonyms: Well-advised



Definition of Ill-advised

1. Adjective. Carried out without the benefit of wise counsel or careful deliberation, or carried out with unwise counsel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-advised

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ilities
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ilium
ilixanthin
ilizarov technique
ilk
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ilkaday
ilkadays
ilke
ilkon
ilkoon
ilks
ill
ill-advised (current term)
ill-advisedly
ill-affected
ill-begotten
ill-being
ill-boding
ill-bred
ill-breeding
ill-chosen
ill-conceived
ill-considered
ill-defined
ill-disposed
ill-doing
ill-equipped

Literary usage of Ill-advised

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1. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (1859)
"NEUTRALITY ENDANGERED BT GREAT BRITAIN—HER ill-advised MEASURES—DETECTION OF VESSELS BOUND FOR FRANCE—IMPRESSMENT OF AMERICAN SEAMEN—PERSISTENCE IN HOLDING ..."

2. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"Chapter IX Karl van Beethoven—A Wayward Ward and an Unwise Guardian—Beethoven and His Nephew—An ill-advised Foster-father and a Graceless, ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England by John Campbell Campbell, Joseph Arnould (1881)
"... no doubt, with a mistaken sense of over-mastering duty, he was led to perpetrate the most ill-advised and regretable action of his life—the publication, ..."

4. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"I flatter myself that these marks of regard will be understood by the patriots, and will destroy any prepossessions which the ill-advised language of Mr. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"convened, for the repeal or modification of the ill-advised provision. The judgment appealed from is affirmed. ..."

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