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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ill-advised

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-advised, unadvisedadjective

    without careful prior deliberation or counsel

    "ill-advised efforts"; "it would be ill-advised to accept the offer"; "took the unadvised measure of going public with the accusations"

    Synonyms:
    unadvised

    Antonyms:
    well-advised, considered, advised

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ill-advised":

    unwise, ill-considered, misguided, reckless, imprudent

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#18910erroneous
#21679reckless
#22275irrational
#27327anomalous
#27380misguided
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#35057senseless
#35236ludicrous
#43014inconclusive
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#43073paradoxical
#48752nonsensical
#51009preposterous
#82005imprudent
#83110infatuated
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How to use ill-advised in a sentence?

  1. Ben Talebu:

    I think what we're seeing now is our own administration goading Iran into taking ill-advised and tremendously foolish actions that would provide them with justification to... use force against the Iranian regime.

  2. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki:

    We continue to believe that these negotiations are not about a letter that was ill-informed or ill-advised. They're about the issues at hand.

  3. Carl Icahn:

    We are extremely pleased that Xerox finally terminated the ill-advised scheme to cede control of the company to Fujifilm.

  4. Mark Stoeckle:

    Who at Facebook thought it would be a good idea to bring up this Libra cryptocurrency right now? The nicest way to say it is that it was ill-advised, given everything that's on their plate.

  5. Tom Cotton:

    I think the news tonight gives us an example of why it’s so ill-advised for President Biden to be rushing to this Aug. 31 deadline, all Americans around the airport have been told to leave immediately because of the terrorist threat.


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