(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. stupidly, irrationally, idiotically, senselessly, witlessly, fatuously, inanely, injudiciously, imprudently, unwisely, weakmindedly, unintelligently, uncomprehendingly, mistakenly, illogically, ill-advisedly, insanely, crazily, thoughtlessly, carelessly, irresponsibly, regrettably, absurdly, preposterously, ridiculously, with bad judgment, without good sense, boneheadedly*, dumbly*, like a jackass*.
Ant. intelligently*, wisely, advisedly.

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