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

  • adj. Not recommended; unwise: Running on the ice is inadvisable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. unwise; not recommended; not prudent; not to be advised

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not advisable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unadvisable.

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

  • adj. not advisable
  • adj. not prudent or wise; not recommended


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  • Icahn has blasted Lions Gate in the past for making what he called inadvisable purchases, including of TV Guide in 2009. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Cuccinelli said, however, that local law enforcement can arrest those suspected of violating criminal laws, but that it is generally "inadvisable" to arrest those suspected of committing civil violations.

    Virginia legal opinion supports checks of immigration status

  • Czypionka said it would be "inadvisable" for the South African Reserve Bank

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Madide said that if the mediators accepted Inkatha's arguments and ruled that the current interim constitution was "inadvisable" then the new government -- "presumably the ANC" -- should call a second election within weeks or months.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Inkatha's opposition, was "inadvisable" then the new government --

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The central bank said that while growth and inflation were quickening, it was "inadvisable" to raise rates earlier because of a shortage of cash with lenders. --

  • Mrs Thatcher told him it would be "inadvisable" to go against the will of the house but pointed out that some secretaries worked for more than one MP, while there was a need to - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I'm still not going to tell you all about these things, because I think that in some cases it would be legally inadvisable, and in others it would just be the regular kind of inadvisable, but I am terribly excited about some aspects of the above list and terribly devastated about other aspects of the above list, and I was just possessed of the need to do a drive-by mention and madden you all with the absolute lack of information I could pack into several hundred words.

    A Big Knot Of Nothing. You're Welcome.

  • "inadvisable" because it will cause a backlash against Muslims in America and Europe.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • "inadvisable" business deals involving their own residents.



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