inadvisable

[in-uhd-vahy-zuh-buhl]

adjective

not advisable; inexpedient; unwise.

Nearby words

  1. inadvertence,
  2. inadvertency,
  3. inadvertent,
  4. inadvertently,
  5. inadvisability,
  6. inalienable,
  7. inalterable,
  8. inamorata,
  9. inamorato,
  10. inane

Origin of inadvisable

First recorded in 1865–70; in-3 + advisable

Related formsin·ad·vis·a·bil·i·ty, in·ad·vis·a·ble·ness, nounin·ad·vis·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inadvisable

inadvisable

adjective

not advisable; not recommended
unwise; imprudent
Derived Formsinadvisability or inadvisableness, nouninadvisably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inadvisable

inadvisable

adj.

1819, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + advisable.

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