adjective, un·war·i·er, un·war·i·est.

not wary; not cautious or watchful, as against danger or misfortune.

Origin of unwary

First recorded in 1570–80; un-1 + wary
Related formsun·war·i·ly, adverbun·war·i·ness, noun

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lacking caution or prudence; not vigilant or careful
Derived Formsunwarily, adverbunwariness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unwarily



1570s, from un- (1) "not" + wary.

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