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adjective ad·vis·able \əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

: wise, sensible, or reasonable

Full Definition of ADVISABLE

:  fit to be advised or done :  prudent
ad·vis·abil·i·ty \-ˌvī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ad·vis·able·ness \-ˈvī-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun
ad·vis·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of ADVISABLE

  1. My doctor said it was advisable for me to lose weight.
  2. <it's never advisable to ride double on a bicycle>

First Known Use of ADVISABLE


Synonym Discussion of ADVISABLE

expedient, politic, advisable mean dictated by practical or prudent motives. expedient usually implies what is immediately advantageous without regard for ethics or consistent principles <a politically expedient decision>. politic stresses judiciousness and tactical value but usually implies some lack of candor or sincerity <a politic show of interest>. advisable applies to what is practical, prudent, or advantageous but lacks the derogatory implication of expedient and politic <sometimes it's advisable to say nothing>.

Rhymes with ADVISABLE

ADVISABLE Defined for Kids


adjective ad·vis·able \əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

Definition of ADVISABLE for Kids

:  reasonable or wise to do <It is not advisable to look directly at the sun.>


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