ill-advised


ill-advised
ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to-inf
If you describe something that someone does as ill-advised, you mean that it is not sensible or wise.

They would be ill-advised to do this...

She said Mr Baker's remarks had been ill-advised...

We deplore this lamentably ill-advised decision.


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  • ill-advised — ill ad vised adj not sensible or not wise and likely to cause problems in the future ill advised to do sth ▪ You would be ill advised to go out alone at night. ▪ ill advised remarks >ill advisedly [ ədˈvaızdıli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-advised — ill ad|vised [ ,ı ləd vaızd ] adjective likely to have a bad effect: a plan that is ill advised and destructive ill advised comments …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill-advised — ill′ advised′ adj. acting or done without due consideration; imprudent: an ill advised remark[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 ill advis′edly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • ill-advised — [adj] unwise, not thought out brash, confused, foolhardy, foolish, half baked*, hotheaded*, ill considered, ill judged, impolitic, imprudent, inappropriate, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious, madcap*, misguided, off… …   New thesaurus

  • ill-advised — I adjective disadvantageous, foolish, hasty, ill considered, ill judged, impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inappropriate, inconsiderate, inconsultus, inconvenient, inexpedient, infelicitous, injudicious, inopportune, irresponsible, misadvised,… …   Law dictionary

  • ill-advised — ill advisedly /il euhd vuy zid lee/, adv. /il euhd vuyzd /, adj. acting or done without due consideration; imprudent: an ill advised remark. [1585 95] Syn. unwise, shortsighted, ill judged, senseless. * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-advised — [il′əd vīzd′] adj. showing or resulting from a lack of sound advice or careful consideration; unwise ill advisedly [il′ədvī′zid lē] adv …   English World dictionary

  • ill-advised — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwise or badly thought out …   English terms dictionary

  • ill-advised — adj. ill advised to + inf. (you would be ill advised not to invite both of them) * * * [ˌɪləd vaɪzd] ill advised to + inf. (you would be ill advised not to invite both of them) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ill-advised — adjective not sensible or not wise and likely to cause problems in the future: an ill advised response to the crisis | you would be ill advised to do sth (=used to advise someone not to do something stupid): You would be ill advised to lend him… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English