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unwary

[ uhn-wair-ee ]
/ 蕦n藞w蓻蓹r i /
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adjective, un路war路i路er, un路war路i路est.
not wary; not cautious or watchful, as against danger or misfortune.
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Origin of unwary

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

OTHER WORDS FROM unwary

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

unwary
/ (蕦n藞w蓻蓹r瑟) /

adjective
lacking caution or prudence; not vigilant or careful

Derived forms of unwary

unwarily, adverbunwariness, noun
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