Definition of ill-judged in English:



  • Lacking careful consideration; unwise.

    ‘an ill-judged decision’
    • ‘‘Sending in inspectors into schools is just an ill-judged and insidious attack on the professional integrity of teachers,’ he said.’
    • ‘And Mary Queen of Scots made a series of ill-judged decisions which led her to the executioner's block in 1587.’
    • ‘Concrete decisions on vital improvements to the road, rail and air networks have taken decades and too regularly turned out to be an ill-judged compromise between opposing interest groups.’
    • ‘Monitoring these very personal choices in order to identify ill-judged or improper conception decisions would be condemned as an unacceptably intrusive abuse of state power.’
    • ‘Most academics and most AUT members will oppose this ill-judged decision.’
    • ‘Even in the wake of September's atrocities, such an approach must be seen for what it is - ill-judged, counter-productive in the longer term and wholly unacceptable.’
    • ‘If we are not careful we will have judges sitting on their benches apologising all day for inconsiderate or intemperate or ill-judged remarks and there won't be any work done.’
    • ‘On the other hand his risky and ill-judged decision to appear before the Petrov Royal Commission in 1954 was a significant blunder.’
    • ‘This foolish and ill-judged ambition would eventually kill him.’
    • ‘I thought it ugly, ill-conceived, badly assembled and completely ill-judged.’
    • ‘What an ill-judged bill, though - I hope it doesn't go through.’
    • ‘If customers boycott Tesco because of this ill-judged decision, they may well back down.’
    • ‘Standing rigidly by a decision which is wrong, or ill-judged, is obviously tempting, but in the long term is likely to be counter-productive.’
    • ‘He has a PR man and a media advisor but his decision to have a weekly column in the Record was ill-judged.’
    • ‘During the Cold War, America was mocked for its ill-judged support of dictators because they were ‘our dictators.’’
    • ‘All our government is doing is feeding this culture by its ill-judged proposals to have a law of incitement to religious hatred, which raises the expectation of religious people that they will have their own blasphemy law.’
    • ‘Stiffing the UN and threatening retaliation against key Security Council members may have been impolitic and ill-judged.’
    • ‘The initial reaction of the opposition to the savings plan has been hasty and ill-judged.’
    • ‘One ill-judged comment or rash action and your career is finished.’
    • ‘Business history is rich in instances of ill-judged decisions, ‘what if's ’, and ‘if only's’.’
    ill-considered, ill-thought-out, ill-conceived
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