adjective Date: 1870 not advisable ; not wise or prudent <
inadvisable haste
inadvisability noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Inadvisable — In ad*vis a*ble, a. Not advisable. {In ad*vis a*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inadvisable — I adjective adverse, deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, disapproved, harmful, hurtful, ill advised, ill considered, ill judged, impolitic, imprudent, inappropriate, inexpedient, infelicitous, injudicious, injurious, inopportune,… …   Law dictionary

  • inadvisable — (adj.) 1819, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ADVISABLE (Cf. advisable) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inadvisable — [adj] not recommended careless, foolhardy, foolish, harebrained*, ill advised, impolitic, improper, imprudent, inappropriate, incautious, inconvenient, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious, pointless, rash, undesirable, unsensible, unsuitable,… …   New thesaurus

  • inadvisable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ likely to have unfortunate consequences; unwise. DERIVATIVES inadvisability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inadvisable — [in΄ad vī′zə bəl, in΄ədvī′zə bəl] adj. not advisable; not wise or prudent inadvisability n …   English World dictionary

  • inadvisable — in|ad|vis|a|ble [ˌınədˈvaızəbəl] adj [not before noun] an action that is inadvisable is not sensible = ↑unwise ▪ Changes in the patient s condition may make surgery inadvisable. it is inadvisable to do sth ▪ It is inadvisable to involve more than …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inadvisable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ Her condition made surgery inadvisable. ▪ think sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • inadvisable — in|ad|vis|a|ble [ ,ınəd vaızəbl ] adjective something that is inadvisable is not sensible because it is likely to have bad results: It would be inadvisable to accept their offer. ╾ in|ad|vis|a|bil|i|ty [ ,ınədvaızə bıləti ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inadvisable — [[t]ɪ̱nədva͟ɪzəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf A course of action that is inadvisable should not be carried out because it is not wise or sensible. For three days, it was inadvisable to leave the harbour. Syn: unwise Ant:… …   English dictionary

  • inadvisable — adjective an action that is inadvisable is not sensible; unwise: It is inadvisable to climb in these mountains on your own …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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