not planned well and not having an aim that is likely to be achieved
The policy was ill-conceived and wrong-headed.

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

  • ill-conceived — adjective poorly conceived or thought out (Freq. 1) an ill conceived plan to take over the company • Syn: ↑misguided • Similar to: ↑foolish * * * ˌill conˈceived [ill conceived] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …  

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

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