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Definitions for unwary
ʌnˈwɛər iun·wa·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwaryadjective

    not alert to danger or deception

    "the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise"; "some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers"; "seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell

Wiktionary

  1. unwaryadjective

    Lacking caution as a result of naïveté or inexperience

  2. unwaryadjective

    Unprepared; not watchful

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unwaryadjective

    Nor think me so unwary,
    To bring my feet again into the snare
    Where once I have been caught. John Milton, Agonistes.

    So spake the false archangel, and infus’d
    Bad influence into th’ unwary breast. John Milton.

    So talk’d the spirited sly snake; and Eve,
    Yet more amaz’d, unwary thus reply’d. John Milton.

    Turning short, he struck with all his might
    Full on the helmet of th’ unwary knight:
    Deep was the wound. Dryden.

    Propositions about religion are insinuated into the unwary, as well as unbiassed understandings of children, and riveted there by long custom. John Locke.

    All in the open hall amazed stood,
    At suddenness of that unwary sight,
    And wonder’d at his breathless hasty mood. Fairy Queen.

ChatGPT

  1. unwary

    Unwary generally means not vigilant, cautious, or alert; not aware of possible dangers or problems. It refers to someone who is not careful, watchful or knowledgeable enough to avoid mistake, harm or deception.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwaryadjective

    not vigilant against danger; not wary or cautious; unguarded; precipitate; heedless; careless

  2. Unwaryadjective

    unexpected; unforeseen; unware

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unwary

    un-wā′ri, adj. not wary or cautious (Spens.) unexpected.—adv. Unwā′rily, in an unwary or heedless manner.—n. Unwā′riness, the state of being unwary, careless, or heedless.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unwary in a Sentence

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)- IN JAMAICA AND OTHER PLACES LIKE IT, THE POOR, UNDERCLASS, THE UNWARY ARE DECEIVED INTO THINKING THAT THE RICH -MUST BE GOOD PEOPLE TO BE RICH-WHILE THOSE WHO ARE POOR MUST BE THE EVIL ONES. THIS IS JUST HOW MUCH THEY HAVE BEEN DECEIVED. THEY END UP HATING THEMSELVES IN THE PROCESS.

  2. Michael Piwowar:

    I fear that many traps for the unwary are hidden in the regulations, creating potential nightmares for small business owners that fail to place regulatory compliance at the top of their business plans. Such burdens will spook many small businesses from pursuing crowdfunding as a viable path to raising capital.

  3. Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar:

    The rules will spin a complex web of provisions and requirements for compliance. I fear that many traps for the unwary are hidden in the regulations, creating potential nightmares for small business owners that fail to place regulatory compliance at the top of their business plans, such burdens will spook many small businesses from pursuing crowdfunding as a viable path to raising capital.

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