unadvisable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ advisable

Adjective[edit]

unadvisable (comparative more unadvisable, superlative most unadvisable)

  1. Inadvisable.
    • 1948, William Burroughs, letter, 5 Jun 1948:
      Will go back there to get it in a week or so, but may find the harvest unadvisable for reasons of security.
  2. (archaic) Unwilling to take advice.
  3. (archaic) Imprudent.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Inadvisable" is used about 10 times more frequently than "unadvisable" at COCA (US usage) and 20 times more at BNC (UK written usage).