Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not well judged; unwise; not well considered or thought out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Done without judgment; injudicious; unwise.

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

  • adj. not given careful consideration

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Examples

  • Among these were “Swinging the Arms, and all other awkward gestures,” “Drumming with feet or hands in Company,” “All actions that have the most remote tendency to Indelicacy,” “All instances of that ill-judged Familiarity, which breeds contempt,” and “every thing which may be called Sluttish or Slovenly.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Osborne said the EU needed a reality check, while the shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander described the request as ill-judged and unwise.

    David Cameron vows to fight proposed EU budget rise

  • Holden had just managed to break into the Bolton side when, playing a friendly against Holland in March as part of the USA World Cup preparations, an ill-judged tackle of the type that earned Nigel de Jong the nickname "Lawnmower" left him with a broken leg.

    Bolton's Stuart Holden: 'I got the x-ray results and thought: not again'

  • Here the author aggrandizes the stereotype of the lazy nobleman—a familiar figure from Spanish literature—beyond its value for the question at hand, and his passing endorsement of "blood" as a determinant of character seems ill-judged.

    A Peaceable Canvas

  • There will be many who will believe it, particularly after learning of the extremely ill-judged Christmas social contacts between News Corp executives and the prime minister.

    BSkyB: Impossible undertakings | Editorial

  • Wodehouse, famously, discovered this in Berlin in 1941: he made his ill-judged broadcasts in part to reassure his American fans that he was alive and well.

    The Booker prize is just another flea circus for writers

  • Cereste's letter regarding Jackson's comments on development in the town was "unfortunate and ill-judged", wrote Jackson in a letter to the local Evening Telegraph.

    Diary

  • Yet the bank's returns on tangible equity are among the lowest of any major European bank, a reflection of the structural unprofitability of the Italian market and exacerbated by Mr. Profumo's ill-judged acquisition of Capitalia in 2007.

    UniCredit's Boardroom Fiasco

  • Producer Brian True-May's ill-judged comments about it representing "the last bastion of Englishness" have caused a predictable storm and counter-storm, with one side crying racism and the other crying about the cries of racism.

    Charlie Brooker: Midsomer's plain daft. So why might adding brown faces make viewers suspend disbelief?

  • Credit Suisse is paying the price for an ill-judged hiring spree in 2009 which Chief Executive Brady Dougan was too slow to reverse in the face of weak markets and regulatory headwinds.

    Credit Suisse's Fall From Grace

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