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I need a phrase or word that with the same meaning as the phrase "not well thought out."

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It might be useful to say what is "not well thought out". Ill-considered, ill-planned, even hamfisted could fit, depending on context. –  St John of the Cross Mar 27 '13 at 18:10
Certainly... I am writing a major term paper on war. I am currently just creating a mindmap (I use them in the same way as an outline, because I tend to overthink outlines). My thought is that "war is never well thought out," or perhaps "war is not very well thought out." (Actually, the latter of those should be removed, it sounds rather daft.) –  MisterCrazy8 Mar 27 '13 at 18:17
@StJohnoftheCross I actually can't use hamfisted here, I have used it previously in the paper. I feel that using it again would detract from the paper. –  MisterCrazy8 Mar 27 '13 at 18:23
Unclear on the concept is the phrase I would use. –  John Lawler Mar 27 '13 at 19:05
yes please do add little detail for it isn't clear what you are asking and no need to add details about delete it or flag it, it just makes you r question more lengthy and unpleasant. –  Raghav Mar 27 '13 at 20:00

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Try War is always ill-conceived on for a fit.

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This will work excellently, thank you. –  MisterCrazy8 Mar 27 '13 at 22:32

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