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[uhn-wiz-duh m] /ʌnˈwɪz dəm/
lack of wisdom; folly; rashness; recklessness:
an act of unwisdom.
Origin of unwisdom
before 900; Middle English; Old English unwīsdōm. See un-1, wisdom Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So she left them; but could she have looked back two minutes afterwards she would have perceived the unwisdom of that act.

    Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon
  • And if not needed the unwisdom of such an extension can scarcely be questioned.

    On the Firing Line in Education Adoniram Judson Ladd
  • Thus did I threaten in my unwisdom these poor, innocent children.

    A Tale of the Kloster Brother Jabez
  • The unwisdom of the surrender was afterwards made too apparent.

    The Great Company Beckles Willson
  • The unwisdom of touching an Ark of the Covenant, under any circumstances, could not have been more clearly brought home to them.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson
  • He had learned the unwisdom of discounting wild men's instincts.

    Beyond the Black River Robert E. Howard
  • To attempt a detailed description of the place would be unwisdom.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • He looked upon the life of unwisdom, and he was able to feel its fascination.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • Now, all the bitterness that life and its unwisdom had stored up for him through the swift and reckless years, he tasted.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers

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