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[il-kuh n-sid-erd] /ˈɪl kənˈsɪd ərd/
lacking thorough consideration; ill-suited; unwise.
Origin of ill-considered
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ill-considered
  • We deliver an elegant lecture and dwell on an ill-considered response to a friendly question.
  • And its alternative strategy may be wrong, but that doesn't mean it's ill-considered, or halfhearted.
  • It turns out that this was an ill-considered decision.
  • The company has struck too many ill-considered deals.
  • There is also a risk that the authorities may over-react, and introduce ill-considered new policies.
  • Perhaps you should read more thoroughly before rushing to type out ill-considered commentary.
  • Perhaps they are, but some of the team's ill-considered actions have raised the hackles of privacy watchdogs and policymakers.
  • ill-considered remedies for our faults bring only penalties after them.
  • Vast sums of money were wasted on ill-considered charity.
  • Outstanding members of a peaceful opposition movement supported an ill-considered war.
British Dictionary definitions for ill-considered


done without due consideration; not thought out: an ill-considered decision
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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