Advisable vs Unadvisable - What's the difference?

advisable | unadvisable |

As adjectives the difference between advisable and unadvisable

is that advisable is (of a course of action) worthy of being recommended; desirable while unadvisable is inadvisable.



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)
  • 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.
  • (archaic) Unwilling to take advice.
  • (archaic) Imprudent.
  • Usage notes

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