advisable

adjective ad·vis·able \ əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of advisable

: fit to be advised or done : prudent

advisability

play \-ˌvī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

advisableness

play \-ˈvī-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun

advisably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of advisable in a Sentence

  1. My doctor said it was advisable for me to lose weight.

  2. it's never advisable to ride double on a bicycle

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Origin and Etymology 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

ADVISABLE Defined for English Language Learners

advisable

adjective

Definition of advisable for English Language Learners

  • : wise, sensible, or reasonable


ADVISABLE Defined for Kids

advisable

adjective ad·vis·able \ əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl \

Definition of advisable for Students

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


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