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Synonyms for ill-chosen

characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression

Synonyms for ill-chosen

not elegant or graceful in expression

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THE FIRST repercussions of Alex Salmond's ill-chosen words on the crisis in Kosovo came home to roost yesterday.
Relishing every ill-chosen word, he made boasts which, in other circumstances, might earn him a visit from the local constabulary.
Fortunately, leading stores are more generous than the law requires when it comes to ill-chosen gifts at Christmas or any other time.
Surprisingly, deliberate misinterpretation of the SC verdict and the use of extremely ill-chosen words, short of open invective, against the SC judges is neither pricking the conscience of those leveling these accusations nor attracting the apex court's attention.
The Burnley home defeat that followed seemed to confirm his words were ill-chosen.
If only the same could be said for business and political leaders who come to the North East, mostly from the south, and think they will win over the audience by bluffing it, a manoeuvre that seems to involve little more than Googling 'Newcastle' and then dropping ill-chosen references to parts of the city into their speech.
Catastrophes are typically the culmination of a sequence of events that most often begin with an ill-chosen response to a trivial detail--a small risk.
When a politician says something incendiary, dumb or just plain weird, the first instinct is to parse the statement for a sensible meaning that might lie hidden beneath ill-chosen words.
He did not help his case with his ill-chosen words about wanting to "smash" Theresa May.
There's something symbolic about that: it was Leighton Andrews' ill-chosen quip that Plaid Cymru were a "cheap date" that resulted in the Bill which included the ban being defeated on the last scheduled day of the previous Assembly term.
Spoiled, sheltered Layla has been exiled to Macedonia by her senator father, who is fed up with her irresponsible behavior and ill-chosen suitors.
One thing's for certain, an ill-chosen replacement will see Labour relegated to the wilderness of politics for many years to come.
Having chosen to oppose the bank, the administration then ended up with the worst of all worlds -- being defeated in its ill-chosen fight.
As for Councillor Ali Ahmed, initially after hearing his ill-chosen comments on "toy rockets" I felt he should go.