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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vahy-zuh-buh l]
    • /ædˈvaɪ zə bəl/
    • /ədˈvaɪ.zə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vahy-zuh-buh l]
    • /ædˈvaɪ zə bəl/

Definitions of advisable word

  • adjective advisable If you tell someone that it is advisable to do something, you are suggesting that they should do it, because it is sensible or is likely to achieve the result they want. 3
  • adjective advisable worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible 3
  • adjective advisable proper to be advised or recommended; being good advice 3
  • adjective advisable proper to be suggested or recommended; desirable or wise, as a course of action: Is it advisable for me to write to him? 1
  • adjective advisable open to or desirous of advice. 1
  • noun advisable (of a course of action) to be recommended; sensible. 1

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Origin of advisable

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; advise + -able

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Parts of speech for Advisable


advisable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for advisable

adj advisable

  • prudent — wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
  • desirable — Something that is desirable is worth having or doing because it is useful, necessary, or popular.
  • appropriate — Something that is appropriate is suitable or acceptable for a particular situation.
  • apt — An apt remark, description, or choice is especially suitable.
  • commendable — If you describe someone's behaviour as commendable, you approve of it or are praising it.

adjective advisable

  • wise — having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.
  • worthwhile — such as to repay one's time, attention, interest, work, trouble, etc.: a worthwhile book.
  • logical — according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
  • sagacious — having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer.
  • recommended — to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.

Antonyms for advisable

adj advisable

  • imprudent — not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
  • inadvisable — not advisable; inexpedient; unwise.
  • inappropriate — not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
  • injudicious — not judicious; showing lack of judgment; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet: an injudicious decision.
  • unwise — not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man.

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