Share this entry

advisability Line breaks: ad¦vis|abil¦ity
Pronunciation: /ədˌvʌɪzəˈbɪlɪti/

Definition of advisability in English:


[mass noun]
The quality of being advisable or sensible; wisdom: many questioned the advisability of this policy
More example sentences
  • Before these policies are adopted, the advisability of no army modernisation deal can be justified.
  • Post-operative agility is a key factor in assessing the advisability of a block for post-operative pain relief.
  • Second comes the question of feasibility and, more or less simultaneously, of advisability.
preferability, preferableness, desirability, wisdom, soundness, prudence, sensibleness, sense, appropriateness, appropriacy, aptness, fitness, suitability, judiciousness, expediency, expedience, helpfulness, effectiveness, advantageousness, advantage, benefit, merit, value, profit, profitability, gain

Definition of advisability in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person