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unwise

[ uhn-wahyz ]
/ ʌnˈwaɪz /
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adjective, more un·wise, most un·wise.
not wise; lacking in good sense or judgment; foolish; imprudent: an unwise choice;an unwise man.
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Origin of unwise

First recorded before 900; Middle English unwis(e), unwisse, Old English unwīs “unwise, foolish, mad, insane”; see origin at 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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