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[uhn-uh d-vahyzd]
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  1. without advice or counsel; uninformed: a defendant unadvised of her legal rights.
  2. imprudent; rash; ill-advised: He purchased a business with unadvised haste.
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Origin of unadvised

First recorded in 1300–50, unadvised is from the Middle English word onavised. See un-1, advised
Related formsun·ad·vis·ed·ly [uhn-uh d-vahy-zid-lee] /ˌʌn ədˈvaɪ zɪd li/, adverbun·ad·vis·ed·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Asriel kept Flora unadvised as to the name of the steamer or the date of his arrival.

    The Imported Bridegroom

    Abraham Cahan

  • The shoemaker was a poor man, and needed his money as soon as earned—he was not unadvised of this fact.

  • Why were they of the South standing ready, as to their mental posture, for any or every rash and unadvised step?

  • Young man, thou art too unadvised, said Frederic: dost thou think we are to listen to thy fond transports in this hour of fate?

  • Thus, in reality, this unadvised sally of the citizens was the cause of the death of a large number of their countrymen.

    The Golden Grasshopper

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for unadvised


  1. rash or unwise
  2. not having received advice
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Derived Formsunadvisedly (ˌʌnədˈvaɪzɪdlɪ), adverbunadvisedness, noun
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