poorly conceived or thought out (Freq. 1)

an ill-conceived plan to take over the company

Syn: ↑misguided
Similar to: ↑foolish

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ˌill-conˈceived [ill-conceived] adjective
badly planned or designed

The whole ill-conceived scheme was finally abandoned.

Someone had the ill-conceived idea of mixing the different age groups, with disastrous results.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ill-conceived — UK US /ˌɪlkənˈsiːvd/ adjective ► badly planned, not carefully considered, or based on wrong information or unreasonable beliefs: »Critics say the state s budget proposal is ill conceived and short sighted …   Financial and business terms

  • ill-conceived — [ilkən sēvd′] adj. not properly conceived or thought out; poorly planned …   English World dictionary

  • ill-conceived — ill con ceived adj not planned well and not having an aim that is likely to be achieved ▪ The policy was ill conceived and wrong headed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-conceived — ill con|ceived [ ,ıl kən sivd ] adjective an ill conceived idea or plan is not sensible …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill-conceived — ADJ GRADED If you describe a plan or action as ill conceived, you mean that it is likely to fail or have bad consequences because it has not been thought about carefully enough. ill conceived plan to close most of the nation s coal mines …   English dictionary

  • ill-conceived — /il keuhn seevd /, adj. badly conceived or planned: an ill conceived project. * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-conceived — UK [ˌɪl kənˈsiːvd] / US [ˌɪl kənˈsɪvd] adjective an ill conceived idea or plan is not sensible …   English dictionary

  • ill-conceived — [ˌɪl kənˈsiːvd] adj an ill conceived idea or plan is not sensible …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ill-conceived — /ɪl kənˈsivd/ (say il kuhn seevd) adjective badly thought out: an ill conceived strategy that backfired …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-conceived — adjective Not properly planned or thought through …   Wiktionary

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