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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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  • The first cause which led to his appearing at meetings was wrath at the ill-considered restoration of old buildings.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • ill-considered remedies for our faults bring only penalties after them.

  • It was a landscape of Bocklin's beside a landscape of Leader's, strident and ill-considered, but quivering into supernatural life.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Any hasty or ill-considered word from her might have the effect of destroying it altogether.

    The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
  • She had pounced on them with the ill-considered haste of twelve years old.

    Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  • Some of the legislation was undoubtedly hasty and ill-considered.

    The Sequel of Appomattox Walter Lynwood Fleming
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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