Definition of unwise in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwʌɪz/


(Of a person or action) not wise or sensible; foolish: it is unwise to rely on hearsay evidence unwise policy decisions
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  • I believe the firemen deserve a decent pay rise but they were unwise to ask for 40 per cent.
  • Having said that, it would be an unwise team that chose to take liberties with this feisty Currie team.
  • It would be a very unwise person who assumed that a particular drug substance was compatible with any excipient.


Old English unwīs (see un-1, wise1).

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