from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Proper to be advised; prudent; expedient; proper to be done or practised.
  • Open to or desirous of advice; capable of being influenced by advice.
  • Synonyms Fit, desirable, wise, best.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent.
  • adjective rare Ready to receive advice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a course of action Worthy of being recommended; desirable.
  • adjective of a person Capable of being advised or willing to be advised.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise


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