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synonyms for unwary

  • brash
  • careless
  • credulous
  • hasty
  • ignorant
  • ill-advised
  • impetuous
  • imprudent
  • incautious
  • inconsiderate
  • indiscreet
  • negligent
  • rash
  • reckless
  • unadvised
  • unalert
  • uncircumspect
  • unguarded
  • unprepared
  • unsuspecting
  • unsuspicious
  • unvigilant
  • unwatchful
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antonyms for unwary

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  • cautious
  • heeding
  • mindful
  • thoughtful
  • wary
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How to use unwary in a sentence

Rather striking is the tendency of old squamous cells to retain the red stain, and fragments of such cells may mislead the unwary.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
At the upper part of the runway he had built a few steps, wherewith to lure the unwary far enough down to insure a fatal descent.
THE STAIRCASE AT THE HEARTS DELIGHTANNA KATHARINE GREEN (MRS. CHARLES ROHLFS)
You may laugh if you like, but you should remember how ready he is to slip away with the unwary souls of people who laugh at him.
FIFTY CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSVARIOUS
The future is quite enough hampered with the past, without setting anticipatory traps and springes for unwary feet.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
But woe to the unwary traveller who trusts himself in this dormitory!
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
Never did queen surround herself with more brilliant enticements for the unwary.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
No' to speak of yon blazin' Oriental bazzaars, fu' o' damnable pitfalls for the unwary!
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
And of bull trout, which easily passes for salmon with the unwary, it is well that a word should be said.
THE RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN: RIVERS OF THE EAST COASTVARIOUS
Pleasant though the early months of the cold weather are, they lay traps for the unwary.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
She watched as a cat watches a hole--from which it expects the mouse to emerge--ready to pounce upon the unwary prey.
THE GAUNT GRAY WOLFDILLON WALLACE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNWARY

  • accepting
  • believing
  • born yesterday
  • dupable
  • easy mark
  • falling for
  • green
  • overtrusting
  • simple
  • swallow whole
  • taken in
  • trustful
  • trusting
  • uncritical
  • unquestioning
  • unsophisticated
  • unsuspecting
  • unsuspicious
  • unwary
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