un·​ad·​vised | \ ˌən-əd-ˈvīzd How to pronounce unadvised (audio) \

Definition of unadvised

1 : done without due consideration : rash unadvised and dangerous dealings with the terrorists
2 : not prudent : ill-advised done with unadvised haste

Other Words from unadvised

unadvisedly \ ˌən-​əd-​ˈvī-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce unadvised (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unadvised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least four studies, in Canada, Germany and the U.S., have found brokers and advisers often chase what’s hot and dump what’s not, much the way unadvised individuals do. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 7 May 2021 Pursuing treatment from a doctor is key because unadvised use of the drugs can be fatal. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, 25 Mar. 2020 And given Russia's goals in Syria are different from the United States' goals, sharing such information seemed an odd choice, at best, and highly unadvised, at worst. 4. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of unadvised

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unadvised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadvised. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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