- acting or done without due consideration; imprudent: an ill-advised remark.
Origin of ill-advised
First recorded in 1585–95
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unwise, shortsighted, ill-judged, senseless.
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Examples from the Web for ill-advised
Gone were the ugly memories of errant throws to the wrong bases or ill-advised cutoffs.Why Do We Forgive Manny Ramirez for Being Manny?
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A political divorce from de Blasio by Clinton would be ill-advised, but a de facto trial separation might be worth considering.Why New York—and Bill de Blasio—May Haunt Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Campaign
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She adds that sleeping with the fangs in is ill-advised, for the same reason.Timothy Vafeades, the Vampire Trucker, Shames the Undead
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Marnie makes the ill-advised decision to reunite with Charlie (Christopher Abbott).‘Girls’ Season 3 Trailer Debuts. Is It the Most Relatable Yet?
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That was the most ill-advised drink of liquid since Socrates took hemlock.Marco Rubio, Substitute Teacher
February 13, 2013
Yes, he is an ill-advised fellow, and if the doctors are wise, they will do what I say.
Poor, ill-advised, ungrateful Armour came home on Friday last.The Letters of Robert Burns
But he was so ill-advised in that moment as to attempt to defend himself.The Strolling Saint
At this moment, the ill-advised and irresolute James Stuart, was absent.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.
Roldan's rebellion was a result of the ill-advised mission of Aguado.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
- acting without reasonable care or thoughtyou would be ill-advised to sell your house now
- badly thought out; not or insufficiently consideredan ill-advised plan of action
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