Definitions for unwiseʌnˈwaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•wiseʌnˈwaɪz(adj.)-wis•er, -wis•est.

  1. not wise; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment.

Origin of unwise:

bef. 900


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwise(adj)

    showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom

    "an unwise investor is soon impoverished"

  2. inexpedient, unwise(adj)

    not appropriate to the purpose

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unwise(adjective)ʌnˈwaɪz

    ≠ wise

    The decision was unwise.; It would be unwise to think the troubles will end soon.; He spent his money unwisely.; When used unwisely, the drug can cause great harm.


  1. unwise(Adjective)

    Not wise; defective in wisdom; injudicious; indiscreet; foolish.

    unwise man; unwise kings; unwise measures

  2. Origin: From unwis, from unwis, equivalent to . Cognate with onwijs, unweise, uvis, ovis, óvís.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwise(adj)

    not wise; defective in wisdom; injudicious; indiscreet; foolish; as, an unwise man; unwise kings; unwise measures

Translations for unwise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not wise; foolish

an unwise suggestion; It was rather unwise of you to agree to do that.

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