- badly conceived or planned: an ill-conceived project.
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Examples from the Web for ill-conceived
He was finally boxed in by his own ill-conceived red line until Putin offered him a way out.Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick On How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria
Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
October 15, 2013
He admires the “courage of the Dream 9” but calls it an “ill-conceived protest.”The Dream 9 Ripple Effect
Terry Greene Sterling
August 4, 2013
Unfortunately, weeks had been wasted on ill-conceived recounts, and now time was running out.What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore?
April 29, 2013
The ill-conceived plan received international media attention, but at the time there was no mention of Mutombo.Basketball Great Dikembe Mutombo’s Crazy Congo Gold Scandal
January 18, 2012
The Iraqi Sunnis are just now recovering from their ill-conceived boycott of the 2005 elections.Election Boycotts Don't Work
November 3, 2009
The division showed how ill-conceived the Opposition tactics had been.Lord Randolph Churchill
Winston Spencer Churchill
The terms of the reference to the commission were ill-conceived.
As a matter of fact, Vancouver was carrying out a deliberate plan, and one which was far from ill-conceived.An American Politician
F. Marion Crawford
She may have surmised my secret, or she may have supposed all these efforts the result of an ill-conceived philanthropy.One of My Sons
Anna Katharine Green
The Dante especially is ill-conceived—far too haughty, and in no wise noble or thoughtful.Frederic Lord Leighton