advisedly


advisedly
[[t]ædva͟ɪzɪdli[/t]]
ADV: ADV after v
If you say that you are using a word or expression advisedly, you mean that you have deliberately chosen to use it, even though it may sound unusual, wrong, or offensive, because it draws attention to what you are saying.

I say `boys' advisedly because we are talking almost entirely about male behaviour...

The phrase `seemingly effortless' is used advisedly, because his dazzling results were the product of a great deal of hard graft.


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  • advisedly — [adv] with due consideration carefully, cautiously, consciously, deliberately, discreetly, intentionally, prudently, thoughtfully; concept 544 …   New thesaurus

  • advisedly — [advīz′id lē, ədvīz′id lē] adv. with due consideration; deliberately …   English World dictionary

  • advisedly — ad|vis|ed|ly [ əd vaızədli ] adverb if you use a particular word advisedly, you have thought carefully about it before you use it: The situation is deadly serious, and I use the word deadly advisedly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • advisedly — UK [ədˈvaɪzɪdlɪ] / US [ədˈvaɪzədlɪ] adverb if you use a particular word advisedly, you have thought carefully about it before you use it The situation is deadly serious, and I use the word deadly advisedly …   English dictionary

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  • advisedly — ad|vis|ed|ly [ədˈvaızıdli] adv formal after careful thought = ↑deliberately ▪ He behaved like a dictator, and I use the term advisedly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • advisedly — adverb after careful thought; deliberately: He behaved like a dictator, and I use the term advisedly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English