from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Performed, carried out, or done without the benefit of wise counsel or careful prior deliberation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Carried out without the benefit of wise counsel or careful deliberation, or carried out with unwise counsel

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resulting from bad advice; injudicious; tending to erroneous or injurious consequences: as, an ill-advised proceeding.

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

  • adj. without careful prior deliberation or counsel


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In a statement Mr Wright said his position had become "untenable" after what he described as an "ill-advised and untimely" decision by Michael McGimpsey.

    BBC News - Home

  • Up to 13.5 million viewers watched TF1's Sunday news show, the biggest audience since 2005 for a French news broadcast, to see the former presidential hopeful voice "infinite" regret over a liaison he called ill-advised but consensual.

    Reuters: Top News

  • He called the idea "ill-advised" and said he expects to start and play most every down if he is cleared.

    NY Daily News

  • Mark Sanchez , who had two interceptions and was sacked five times, called an ill-advised timeout that led to a Patriots touchdown just before halftime.

  • A shift to a nation based on extraconstitutional authority is prohibited, as well as ill-advised.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • The association called the law barring multiple marriages “archaic and over-vague,” and said the prosecutions were “ill-advised.”

    Liberties watchdog wants Canada to drop polygamy charges against sect leaders

  • Galactica: 1980 – This ill-advised attempt to restart the Battlestar Galactica franchise came about when ABC execs suddenly changed their minds about cancelling the original series.

    Hulu Awards Week 10: John J. Joex’s List

  • Arizona basically gave away the store in better times by handing out an inflation-adjusted $2.9 billion in ill-advised tax cuts over some 15 years unaccompanied by spending cuts.

    Mark Muro: State's Budgets: You Don't Know the Worst

  • Along with the ill-advised smoking, drinking, and pill-popping, the teens on "Skins" also steal, drive under the influence, get involved in drug deals, and generally skirt death.

    'Skins': The Good, The Bad and the Truth

  • Nyjer Morgan led off the inning with a bunt single which was actually misplayed by Capuano, who made an ill-advised attempt to swipe at Morgan with his glove, rather than make the safer play and throw to first, but Morgan was wiped out on a double play grounder from Ian Desmond.

    Live blog: Nationals at Mets, Port St. Lucie, Fla.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.