Synonyms & Antonyms of advisable

suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
  • it's never advisable to ride double on a bicycle

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How is the word advisable distinct from other similar adjectives?

The words expedient and politic are common synonyms of advisable. While all three words mean "dictated by practical or prudent motives," 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

When is expedient a more appropriate choice than advisable?

The words expedient and advisable can be used in similar contexts, but expedient usually implies what is immediately advantageous without regard for ethics or consistent principles.

a politically expedient decision

In what contexts can politic take the place of advisable?

The meanings of politic and advisable largely overlap; however, politic stresses judiciousness and tactical value but usually implies some lack of candor or sincerity.

a politic show of interest

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The first known use of advisable was in 1638

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“Advisable.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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