Definition of ill-considered in US English:



  • Badly thought out.

    ‘an ill-considered remark’
    • ‘‘Good ideas’ that are ill-considered tend to get people killed in this line of work, and Clark knows at least that much.’
    • ‘This is just ill-considered invective, written on the spur of the moment and unduly influenced by the absolutely horrendous headache I'm currently enduring.’
    • ‘And that in turn leads to ill-considered social policy.’
    • ‘The ill-considered and grotesque roadway has been a scar on the wonderful upland environment since a former owner of the estate thought he could create a ski development up on the roof of Scotland.’
    • ‘Any rash or ill-considered decision can have repercussions for the stability of this country.’
    • ‘The FDA labels the practice unsafe, unsound, and ill-considered.’
    • ‘Our verdict: this policy is ill-considered, and the military is squandering a golden moment to effect meaningful personnel reform.’
    • ‘These are not stray and ill-considered comments.’
    • ‘In the heat of the moment ill-considered remarks are often made.’
    • ‘But this time it seemed too early, too rash, too ill-considered.’
    • ‘There has been a lot of ill-founded and mischievous speculation about these arrests and some ill-considered and aggressive comment directed at our organisation.’
    • ‘The result was that countless men who, in the mood of that time, should and would have hanged were in fact saved, and five years later, were freed under an ill-considered Allied amnesty.’
    • ‘Agents complain that ill-considered remarks by football managers are driving work into the hands of the big legal firms.’
    • ‘We stamp all over the planet, meting out instant, severe punishment on the basis of hasty, ill-considered judgement, with the most appalling and devastating of consequences.’
    • ‘Its ill-considered title of ‘eat all you like’ was interpreted more of a challenge than an invitation, and the dining room soon came to resemble a grain drop in Rwanda.’
    • ‘Certainly, if grammar collapses and language unravels into a tangle of meaningless, ill-considered phrases, we will have lost something that should be treasured.’
    • ‘There are some who say that blogs lack gravitas, that there is no quality writing, that the analyses are hurried and ill-considered.’
    • ‘The journal must come out four times a year with the requisite number of articles in it, on occasion forcing hasty and sometimes ill-considered decisions.’
    • ‘Imagine the confected, ill-considered outrage from pundits, radio shockjocks and bloggers alike if any such proposal was ever seriously floated.’
    • ‘But the lesson of history is that the consequences of ill-considered legislation usually outlast the danger - however extreme - it is designed to combat.’
    rash, unconsidered, ill-advised, ill-judged, injudicious, imprudent, unwise, hasty, overhasty
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