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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insecure, unsafeadjective

    lacking in security or safety

    "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"

  2. dangerous, unsafeadjective

    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

    "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

  3. insecure, unsafeadjective

    not safe from attack


  1. unsafeadjective

    not safe; dangerous

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unsafeadjective

    Not secure; hazardous; dangerous.

    If they would not be drawn to seem his adversaries, yet others should be taught how unsafe it was to continue his friends. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    With speed retir’d
    Where erst was thickest fight, th’ angelick throng,
    And left large field, unsafe within the wind
    Of such commotion. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vi.

    Uncertain ways unsafest are,
    And doubt a greater mischief than despair. John Denham.

    Phlegyan robbers made unsafe the road. Dryden.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unsafe

    un-sāf, adj. not safe.—adv. Unsafe′ly.—ns. Unsafe′ness, Unsafe′ty.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsafe in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsafe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unsafe in a Sentence

  1. Bob Barnes:

    It got unsafe just because I was tired, and I had to stop.

  2. Karl Schembri:

    The journey is still full of risks and extremely unsafe, iN TERRIBLE TROUBLE.

  3. Johnny Taylor:

    Short of another surge -- in which the scientific community says it's unsafe to come to work -- CEOs are saying it's no longer an issue of safety, and kids are in school.

  4. Peter Pitts:

    The FDA action, which appears to try and make those programs look unsafe and sinister, seem to have a political and public relations purpose, one that is perfectly allied with the lobbying agenda of drug companies.

  5. Ryan Brown:

    Congress entrusts decision-making like this with the FDA. And they’re coming in trying to overrule that, saying this medication is unsafe because women bleed. Well, that’s part of having an abortion. It’s also part of having a pregnancy, the bottom line being that they just want to do away with abortion across the board and for any reason.

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