well-ad·​vised ˈwel-əd-ˈvīzd How to pronounce well-advised (audio)
: acting with wisdom, wise counsel, or proper deliberation : prudent
: resulting from, based on, or showing careful deliberation or wise counsel
well-advised plans

Examples of well-advised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, the characters’ motivations, like their titular instinct, are weakly delineated, but viewers are well-advised not to worry their pretty little heads about any of that and just concentrate on the pantsuits. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2024 As in any period of uncertainty involving technologies fundamental to critical IT infrastructure, IT organizations are well-advised to comprehensively analyze the risks involved before committing to any significant VMware deployment or renewing long-term license agreements. Steve McDowell, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of well-advised was in the 14th century

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“Well-advised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-advised. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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