advisable

[ ad-vahy-zuh-buhl ]
/ ædˈvaɪ zə bəl /

adjective

proper to be suggested or recommended; desirable or wise, as a course of action: Is it advisable for me to write to him?
open to or desirous of advice.

Nearby words

  1. advice and consent,
  2. advice boat,
  3. advice note,
  4. advil,
  5. advisability,
  6. advise,
  7. advised,
  8. advisedly,
  9. advisee,
  10. advisement

Origin of advisable

First recorded in 1640–50; advise + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for advisability

advisable

/ (ədˈvaɪzəbəl) /

adjective

worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
Derived Formsadvisably, adverbadvisability or advisableness, noun

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Word Origin and History for advisability
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