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ill-advised

[il-uh d-vahyzd] /ˈɪl ədˈvaɪzd/
adjective
1.
acting or done without due consideration; imprudent:
an ill-advised remark.
Origin of ill-advised
1585-1595
1585-95
Related forms
ill-advisedly
[il-uh d-vahy-zid-lee] /ˌɪl ədˈvaɪ zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
Synonyms
unwise, shortsighted, ill-judged, senseless.
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Examples from the Web for ill-advised
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  • These ill-advised attempts were frustrated by the Fifteenth Amendment which made the freedmen voters.

    The Negro in the South Booker T. Washington
  • Yes, he is an ill-advised fellow, and if the doctors are wise, they will do what I say.

  • The effect of this ill-advised news upon Thornton can be better imagined than described.

    Hubert's Wife Minnie Mary Lee
  • Poor, ill-advised, ungrateful Armour came home on Friday last.

  • It must have happened between his desertion of his lawful wife, Dave's Aunt M'riar, and his ill-advised attempt at burglary.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for ill-advised

ill-advised

adjective
1.
acting without reasonable care or thought: you would be ill-advised to sell your house now
2.
badly thought out; not or insufficiently considered: an ill-advised plan of action
Derived Forms
ill-advisedly, adverb
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