- not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man.
Origin of unwise
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Examples from the Web for unwisely
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Unwisely, he took a shortcut and so missed the impassable Cabora Bassa cataracts blocking the river.Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? The Victorian Explorer at 200
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Corzine undoubtedly and most unwisely encouraged risk at MF Global.Wall Street Is Shrinking
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Livingston, moreover, had dined just unwisely enough to be truthful.The Spenders
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Some have unwisely chosen to test America's resolve, and have found it firm.
The building of the frigates was unwisely suspended in the fall of 1795.
No one of us can elect to love a little wisely, or unwisely and too well.Nell, of Shorne Mills
The help of one of the sons of Clovis had been unwisely invoked for this operation.Theodoric the Goth
- lacking wisdom or prudence; foolish
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Word Origin and History for unwisely
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