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[wel-uh d-vahyzd] /ˈwɛl ədˈvaɪzd/
acting with caution, care, or wisdom:
They would be well-advised to sell the stock now.
based on or showing wise consideration:
There was a well-advised delay in carrying out her plan.
Origin of well-advised
1350-1400; Middle English well avysed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "You are well-advised," said I, when the rogue returned and handed me the ducats.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • The well-advised saleswoman will have interests outside of her work.

    The Canadian Girl at Work Marjory MacMurchy
  • I was well-advised to do so, for my success was in inverse ratio to my hopes.

    More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre
  • Enjoyment is greatest when it is incidental to some well-advised quest.

    Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill
  • Determining that I should be well-advised to sleep on the problem, I presently turned in.

  • Advis′atory (rare); Advised′, cautious: deliberate, as in well-advised and ill-advised.

  • The two men parted on good terms; and perhaps Gillam's complaisance was well-advised.

    The Great Company

    Beckles Willson
  • This statement of a well-advised writer is curious and interesting to any student of the real West.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for well-advised


adjective (well advised when postpositive)
acting with deliberation or reason
well thought out; considered: a well-advised plan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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