[ uhn-wahy-zist ]

adjective,superlative of un·wise, with un·wi·ser as comparative.
  1. Older Use. a rare superlative form of the adjective unwise.

Origin of unwisest

First recorded in 1670–80; unwis(e) + -est1

Words Nearby unwisest

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How to use unwisest in a sentence

  • See also what persons complain upon them, whether they be not of the basest, the unwisest, and the most faithless kind of people.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
  • The fact is this cleverness, after all, is merely egotism in its worst and unwisest phase.

  • We surrender to the gaping traveller's mood, which surely isn't the unwisest the heart knows.

    Italian Hours | Henry James
  • Now you may always count upon this failing in a cautious man, that at a crisis he is like to do the unwisest thing that offers.

    The Master of Appleby | Francis Lynde
  • If we hope to win in any contest, we must unite, but the unwisest thing we can do, is to unite and win.