Definition of ill-advised in English:



  • Not sensible, wise, or prudent.

    ‘you would be ill-advised to go on your own’
    • ‘This is delicate but to be encouraged (though Americans would be ill-advised to go anywhere near such a program with aid dollars).’
    • ‘Despite her professed intent, Barbara is more successful in documenting her own growing obsession with Sheba than Sheba's ill-advised amour.’
    • ‘How do you prove that a person has acted in a particular way because of another's race, gender or whatever, unless the perpetrator has been ill-advised enough to say so?’
    • ‘However, when purchasing cloves - and they're readily available in most supermarkets and food shops - you will be ill-advised to buy the ground variety.’
    • ‘Even if, like Harold Wilson in 1974-76, he had already decided to step down, he would be ill-advised to announce this before the eleventh hour.’
    • ‘Unless and until she stops talking like an eighteenth century Tory oligarch in a rotten borough, the committee would be ill-advised to pick her as a candidate.’
    unwise, injudicious, misguided, imprudent, impolitic, incautious, ill-considered, ill-judged, ill-conceived, ill-thought-out, badly planned, inexpedient
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