ill-conceived ill-conceived

Definition(s):

  • (adj) poorly conceived or thought out

Usage(s):

  1. Now comes Yao Mingand all the ill-conceived clichs about those strange Chinese have been shattered like a glass backboard after a monstrous slam dunk.
  2. Indian constituents, ac- knowledged as long-suffering victims of ill-conceived government policies, often succeed at requesting political favors.
  3. That in turn has rekindled the debate about whether the Iraqi invasion was ill-conceived in the first place, and, if so, who is to blame.

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  1. Near the start of Friday's show, Imus said he wanted to "apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team." "It was completely inappropriate, and we can...
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Don Imus Source: ESPN

  2. Bush "took the authority that I and others gave him and he misused it, and I regret that deeply," Clinton said in Davenport. "He went with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Bloomberg

  3. "It turns out Senator McCain would pay for part of his plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare - $882 billion worth - $882 billion in Medicare cuts to pay for an ill-conceived, badly thought through healthcare plan that wouldn't provide more...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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