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[ uhn-wahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF unwise

Synonyms for unwise

  • foolhardy
  • foolish
  • ill-advised
  • ill-considered
  • imprudent
  • inappropriate
  • misguided
  • naive
  • reckless
  • silly
  • thoughtless
  • undesirable
  • unfortunate
  • unsound
  • childish
  • immature
  • impolitic
  • improvident
  • inadvisable
  • inane
  • indiscreet
  • inept
  • injudicious
  • rash
  • senseless
  • short-sighted
  • unintelligent
  • witless
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Antonyms for unwise

  • careful
  • cautious
  • discreet
  • prudent
  • sensible
  • serious
  • thoughtful
  • wise
  • responsible
  • sagacious
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNWISE

It is unwise to enter into war or friendship without seeing to the reserves.

However, I realized that it was unwise to attempt the journey, and I must stay behind.

It would be unwise, indeed impossible for more than a few steps.

Fools and unwise are they who choose not beauteous men to be their generals.

It is unwise, to say the least, to attempt to cover the social universe in one course.

This is a truth which the unwise cannot comprehend or concur in, and which they will not believe or trust.

Reading when lying down or from the light of a fireplace is unwise.

Putting oil or other fluids in the ear to drown it is unwise.

There is always room at the top, though perhaps it is unwise to buy there.

And it was possibly as unwise and headstrong a thing as a girl could well do.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English unwis, from un- (1) "not" + wise (adj.). Cf. Middle Dutch onwijs, Old High German unwis, German unweise, Old Norse uviss, Gothic unweis.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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