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inadvisable

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adjective in·ad·vis·able \ˌi-nəd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of inadvisable

  • : not wise, sensible, or reasonable : not advisable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inadvisable

  1. :  not advisable :  not wise or prudent <inadvisable haste>

inadvisability

play \-ˌvī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of inadvisable in a sentence

  1. The procedure is inadvisable because of the risks involved.

  2. It would be highly inadvisable to attempt to do this ourselves.



1870

First Known Use of inadvisable

1870


INADVISABLE Defined for Kids

inadvisable

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adjective in·ad·vis·able \ˌi-nəd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

Definition of inadvisable for Students

  1. :  not wise to do :  not advisable <It's inadvisable to drive during the storm.>





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