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[uhn-seyf-tee] /ʌnˈseɪf ti/
unsafe state or condition; exposure to danger or risk; insecurity.
Origin of unsafety
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-1 + safety
Related forms
unsafetied, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The women, too, talked of the rowdy character of the town "across the tracks," and the unsafety of the roads for women.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
  • Affairs were going badly on account of unsafety in Finland, and dearth and intrigues in Sweden.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • But wiser men, perceiving the unsafety and vanity of these and all external things, have cast about for some higher course.

    Aids to Reflection Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • This of course was in addition to the unsafety resulting from enemy fire.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts

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