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unwary

[ uhn-wair-ee ]
/ ʌnˈwɛər i /
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adjective, un·war·i·er, un·war·i·est.
not wary; not cautious or watchful, as against danger or misfortune.
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Origin of unwary

First recorded in 1570–80; un-1 + wary

OTHER WORDS FROM unwary

un·war·i·ly, adverbun·war·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwary

unwary
/ (ʌnˈwɛərɪ) /

adjective
lacking caution or prudence; not vigilant or careful

Derived forms of unwary

unwarily, adverbunwariness, noun
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