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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.


  1. unsafe

    Unsafe refers to a state, condition, or situation that poses a risk or threat to one's health, well-being, or security. In other words, it's anything that has the potential to cause harm, injury, or damage. This harm could be physical, emotional, or even financial. It can also relate to vulnerability to accidents or mishaps due to insufficient precautions, lack of proper protection, or defects in structures or systems.

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. Kathleen Ho:

    The level of this contaminant poses a public health threat, and is considered unsafe to drink, this news is concerning -- especially as the cause of the petroleum release into the Navy's water system remains unknown. We will continue to take all possible action to protect public health and the environment.

  2. Doug Lebda:

    It’s not unsafe like it was in 2004 or 2005, it has more to do with whether a person is ready and whether or not their job is secure.

  3. David Soucie:

    I've never said that it's unsafe to fly a particular model of aircraft, but in this case, I'm going to have to go there, i would watch for that aircraft. I'm so sorry to say that.

  4. Stephen Acciani:

    This is bull, they are not selling unsafe medications.

  5. Rebecca Rebarich:

    The U.S. crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio, five short blasts from the ships’ horns, and while the (Iranian) Harth 55 responded to the bridge-to-bridge radio queries, they continued the unsafe maneuvers, after approximately three hour of the U.S. issuing warning and conducting defensive maneuvers, the (Iranian) vessels maneuvered away from the U.S. ships and opened distance between them.

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