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1. Having received no advice; not informed.
2. Carried out without careful deliberation; imprudent.

un′ad·vis′ed·ly (-vī′zĭd-lē) adv.


1. rash or unwise
2. not having received advice
unadvisedly adv
ˌunadˈvisedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unadvised - 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"
imprudent - not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.unadvised - having received no informationunadvised - having received no information; "a defendant unadvised of her legal rights"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
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