[ il-kuhn-sid-erd ]
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  1. lacking thorough consideration; ill-suited; unwise.

Origin of ill-considered

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby ill-considered Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ill-considered in a sentence

  • The view of riches which socialists and suchlike people profess to take is entirely ill-considered.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • He knew perfectly well what a false move, or an ill-considered word, might mean to him.

    The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
  • The ill-considered acceptance of any and every risk has no part in the essence of persevering courage.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • And she said quietly: Say nothing rash, or harsh, or ill-considered.

  • The annoyance her ill-considered help caused him was also good for David; it too helped him to forget other things.

    Dominie Dean | Ellis Parker Butler

British Dictionary definitions for ill-considered


  1. done without due consideration; not thought out: an ill-considered decision

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