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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.
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1. rash or unwise
2. not having received advice
unadvisedly adv
ˌunadˈvisedness n
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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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The loss which America has sustained since the peace, from the pestilent effects of paper money on the necessary confidence between man and man, on the necessary confidence in the public councils, on the industry and morals of the people, and on the character of republican government, constitutes an enormous debt against the States chargeable with this unadvised measure, which must long remain unsatisfied; or rather an accumulation of guilt, which can be expiated no otherwise than by a voluntary sacrifice on the altar of justice, of the power which has been the instrument of it.
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In Judo, some unadvised people may perceive as a reflex something that is very controlled movement.
Thus, any attempts to repeal or replace the 2007 Amendment to the UCMJ are unadvised.
Thus, for the tunnels that are prone to extremely intense rockbursts, it is unadvised to reinforce rocks blindly by increasing the carrying capacity of the support structure.
Detailing the fates of individuals, Lucrece's description of the picture's 'thousand lamentable objects' (1373) gives way to scenes of general massacre: 'Here friend by friend in universal channel lies / And friend to friend gives unadvised wounds' (1487--8).
A RECENT study has found that those who received financial advice were, on average, PS40,000 better off than their unadvised peers over the same period, and that applies to both affluent investors and those 'just getting by'.