unwise

[ uhn-wahyz ]
/ ʌnˈwaɪz /

adjective, un·wis·er, un·wis·est.

not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man.

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Origin of unwise

before 900; Middle English; Old English unwīs. See un-1, wise1

OTHER WORDS FROM unwise

un·wise·ly, adverbun·wise·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwise

unwise
/ (ʌnˈwaɪz) /

adjective

lacking wisdom or prudence; foolish

Derived forms of unwise

unwisely, adverbunwiseness, noun
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