- advisedly1. It should be pronounced as four syllables.2. The only surviving meaning of four given in the OED is ‘after considerable thought; as a result of deliberation’
• (It was advisedly that the terms of reference excluded the public sector. —D. Lawrence, 1988
• I used the words ‘an abuse of his powers’ advisedly —Weekly Law Reports, 1992).
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Advisedly — Ad*vis ed*ly, adv. 1. Circumspectly; deliberately; leisurely. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. With deliberate purpose; purposely; by design. Advisedly undertaken. Suckling. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
advisedly — index knowingly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
advisedly — [adv] with due consideration carefully, cautiously, consciously, deliberately, discreetly, intentionally, prudently, thoughtfully; concept 544 … New thesaurus
advisedly — [advīz′id lē, ədvīz′id lē] adv. with due consideration; deliberately … English World dictionary
advisedly — [[t]ædva͟ɪzɪdli[/t]] ADV: ADV after v If you say that you are using a word or expression advisedly, you mean that you have deliberately chosen to use it, even though it may sound unusual, wrong, or offensive, because it draws attention to what… … English dictionary
advisedly — ad|vis|ed|ly [ əd vaızədli ] adverb if you use a particular word advisedly, you have thought carefully about it before you use it: The situation is deadly serious, and I use the word deadly advisedly … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
advisedly — UK [ədˈvaɪzɪdlɪ] / US [ədˈvaɪzədlɪ] adverb if you use a particular word advisedly, you have thought carefully about it before you use it The situation is deadly serious, and I use the word deadly advisedly … English dictionary
advisedly — See advisedly, intentionally … Dictionary of problem words and expressions
advisedly — ad|vis|ed|ly [ədˈvaızıdli] adv formal after careful thought = ↑deliberately ▪ He behaved like a dictator, and I use the term advisedly … Dictionary of contemporary English
advisedly — adverb after careful thought; deliberately: He behaved like a dictator, and I use the term advisedly … Longman dictionary of contemporary English