Advisable vs Profitable - What's the difference?

advisable | profitable |

As adjectives the difference between advisable and profitable

is that advisable is (of a course of action) worthy of being recommended; desirable while profitable is producing a profit.



Alternative forms

* adviseable


(en adjective)
  • (of a course of action) Worthy of being recommended; desirable.
  • * 1813 , , Pride and Prejudice , ch. 19,
  • Perhaps it will be advisable for me to state my reasons for marrying.
  • (of a person) Capable of being advised or willing to be advised.
  • Synonyms

    * (worthy of being recommended) prudent, wise * (capable of being advised) counselable




    (en adjective)
  • Producing a profit.
  • * (Aeschylus)
  • It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable . Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing"


    * lucrative


    * unprofitable

    Derived terms

    * (l)