un·​ad·​vised ˌən-əd-ˈvīzd How to pronounce unadvised (audio)
: done without due consideration : rash
unadvised and dangerous dealings with the terrorists
: not prudent : ill-advised
done with unadvised haste
unadvisedly 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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unadvised was in the 15th century

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“Unadvised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadvised. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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un·​ad·​vised ˌən-əd-ˈvīzd How to pronounce unadvised (audio)
: done without proper consideration

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