- not wary; not cautious or watchful, as against danger or misfortune.
Origin of unwary
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incautious, indiscreet, rash, heedless.
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Examples from the Web for unwarily
Unwarily the scholar continued: "Because, in that case, I should not like to interfere."What Will He Do With It, Complete
She unwarily enlarged to him one day upon her disappointment in Florence.Aurora the Magnificent
Thereupon, Franklin tells us, the Commissioners "did frankly but unwarily give the Orders."Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Then, as I had so often done before, I unwarily gave him an opportunity to enlarge on his theme, to my disadvantage.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.
John Uri Lloyd
One beautiful young horse lost its life just before my arrival, unwarily approaching a precipitous incline.In the Heart of Vosges
- lacking caution or prudence; not vigilant or careful
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Word Origin and History for unwarily
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