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ill-advised

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ill-advised without careful prior deliberation or counsel "ill-advised efforts","it would be ill-advised to accept the offer","took the unadvised measure of going public with the accusations"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ill-advised Resulting from bad advice; injudicious; tending to erroneous or injurious consequences: as, an ill-advised proceeding.
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity.”

Usage

In literature:

The author was sufficiently ill-advised to add two more in 1741.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Bishop Freppel is ill-advised.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
I did some absurd and ill-advised things.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Sometimes their help is most ill-advised; still, for a time at least, the lovers will be intensely grateful to them.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
These issues arose out of the ill-advised attempt to join Upper and Lower Canada in a legislative union.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
The itch of ill-advised activity: mere shuttle-wittedness, or to be still and patient?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I had been so ill-advised, when I first joined the regiment, as to take ground on my nobility.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I would like it very ill, if I advised you at all wrong.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She was the firm protector of all the courtships that arose in Lancia, however ill-advised they might be.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
I say advisedly supper, and not tea; the beverage was a lady's luxury out here, and ill suited hours of foregoing labour.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
When Vogt advised him to report himself as ill he refused.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
The ill-advised proceedings once commenced, no time was lost in carrying them through.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
Nevertheless, the letter, ill-advised though it might be, could not account for Peter Vanrenen's sudden visit to England.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
I have no doubt there are many similar cases, and emphatically I say that such confessions are ill-advised.
"Modern marriage and how to bear it" by Maud Churton Braby
Woe to the man or woman who was ill-advised enough to take out his pocket-book in the streets.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
We, however, cannot have any wish to impute to Austria the sins of ill-advised diplomacy.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
He had been ill-advised that he had not got his share of the farm, and he wanted it selled to share and share alike.
"International Short Stories" by Various
It doesn't matter whether you're ill or well, right or wrong, no one mustn't advise you.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
What warrants you to interfere thus ill advisedly in my concerns?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
Perhaps it was an ill-advised attempt to rescue him from the net.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
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In poetry:

Now mark how, by Draconic rule
And HAUTEUR ill-advised,
The noblest crew upon the Blue
May be demoralized.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

He nitpicks over whether O actually speaks well off-the-cuff or just speaks ill-advisedly.
An Ill-advised Ford Fails Quickly.
In the summer of 1863, Robert E Lee led an ill-advised incursion into Pennsylvania.
The Silicon Valley pioneer has squandered billions of dollars on ill-advised acquisitions .
Ill- advised decrees on north.
INTERVIEWS Justin Timberlake Blames Ill- Advised Homeless Wedding Video on 'Knucklehead' Friends.
Pennsylvania legislators' 'Year of the Bible' declaration legal but ill- advised, judge says.
Pop star Adam Ant has reached out to Catherine Zeta-Jones following the revelation she suffers from mental illness – and he's advised her to "rest" and "hug a tree" to recover.
Their liaison feels more ill-advised than romantic, really.
Ill-Advised in a Digital Age.
Campaigning in Michigan, the GOP nominee makes an ugly and politically ill-advised gesture toward the conspiracy theory surrounding the president's origins.
Share this with your ill-advised friends.
The amendment battles were divisive, expensive and ill-advised.
So the ill-advised Arizona Daily Wildcat cartoon is now national news, at least in media and LGBT circles.
I had a run-in with one of these on a recent, ill-advised Sunday morning trip to the bar.
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In science:

From this vantage point, it has to be regarded as an ill-advised scheme to take the large-n limit (and thus the saddle-point approximation leading to the bosonic replica NLσM) at an early stage of the calculation, as was done in31 .
Superbosonization formula and its application to random matrix theory
However, if the set of variables having its balance reduced has a bigger impact on the outcome than the other set, then the trade-off implied by the distance metric would be ill advised.
Rejoinder: Matched Pairs and the Future of Cluster-Randomized Experiments
Real people would thus be ill-advised to take this criterion literally in games B and C.
Menger 1934 revisited
Since each channel has different SM uncertainties, and since there may be systematic correlations between the measurements, taking a simple average is ill-advised (if one does so anyway, the significance of the effect is about 2.6σ).
Beauty 2006 -- Conference Summary and Future Prospects
Xb∈BU Xe∈exec(b) (Note: as E is uncountable, taking a summation over it is ill advised.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
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