[wel-uh d-vahyzd]


acting with caution, care, or wisdom: They would be well-advised to sell the stock now.
based on or showing wise consideration: There was a well-advised delay in carrying out her plan.

Origin of well-advised

1350–1400; Middle English well avysed
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Examples from the Web for well-advised

Contemporary Examples of well-advised

  • He says he will not “try to speak for women,” a well-advised choice since he is, in fact, still a dude.

  • But lawmakers would be well-advised to examine the symbolism of the specific vehicle models chosen by each CEO for his journey.

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    What They're Driving

    Bradley Berman

    December 3, 2008

Historical Examples of well-advised

  • "You are well-advised," said I, when the rogue returned and handed me the ducats.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The well-advised saleswoman will have interests outside of her work.

    The Canadian Girl at Work

    Marjory MacMurchy

  • I was well-advised to do so, for my success was in inverse ratio to my hopes.

    More Hunting Wasps

    J. Henri Fabre

  • Enjoyment is greatest when it is incidental to some well-advised quest.

    Revisiting the Earth

    James Langdon Hill

  • Determining that I should be well-advised to sleep on the problem, I presently turned in.

British Dictionary definitions for well-advised


adjective (well advised when postpositive)

acting with deliberation or reason
well thought out; considereda well-advised plan
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