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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


  1. unwise(Adjective)

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

    unwise man; unwise kings; unwise measures

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unwise

    un-wīz′, adj. not wise: injudicious: foolish.—n. Unwis′dom, want of wisdom: ignorance: foolishness.—adv. Unwise′ly, not wisely or prudently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unwise in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Bellew:

    It would be unwise to say the market has marked the bottom.

  2. Ichiro Kawachi:

    The typical supermarket these days is carefully engineered so that they are constantly tempting customers to make impulse purchases and unwise food choices (e.g. placing candies at the checkout), having a plan and sticking to it is a good start to pre-committing yourself to a healthy purchase pattern.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    It is most unwise for people in love to marry.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    It would be strategically unwise for us to discuss potential sanctions targets because that would only give the potential targets of sanctions the opportunity to take steps that would allow them to evade those sanctions.

  5. Tim Kaine:

    Sixteen years is very unwise to let war happen on auto-pilot.

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