advisable

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adjective ad·vis·able \əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

Definition of advisable

  1. :  fit to be advised or done :  prudent

advisability

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advisableness

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advisably

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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>

1582

First Known Use of advisable

1582

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

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adjective ad·vis·able \əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

Definition of advisable for English Language Learners

  • : wise, sensible, or reasonable


ADVISABLE Defined for Kids

advisable

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adjective ad·vis·able \əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl\

Definition of advisable for Students

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



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