Unwisdom Un*wis"dom, n. Want of wisdom; unwise conduct or action; folly; simplicity; ignorance. [1913 Webster]

Sumptuary laws are among the exploded fallacies which we have outgrown, and we smile at the unwisdom which could except to regulate private habits and manners by statute. --J. A. Froude. [1913 Webster]

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  • unwisdom — /un wiz deuhm/, n. lack of wisdom; folly; rashness; recklessness: an act of unwisdom. [bef. 900; ME; OE unwisdom. See UN 1, WISDOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • unwísdóm — m ( es/ as) unwisdom, imprudence, folly, ignorance …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • unwisdom — n. lack of wisdom, folly, imprudence. Etymology: OE unwisdom (as UN (1), WISDOM) …   Useful english dictionary

  • unwisdom — noun Date: before 12th century lack of wisdom ; foolishness, folly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unwisdom — noun Want of wisdom; unwise conduct or action; folly; simplicity; ignorance …   Wiktionary

  • unwisdom — sb. Ps. xxi. 3; lxviii. 6 …   Oldest English Words

  • unwisdom — noun lack of wisdom; folly …   English new terms dictionary

  • unwisdom — un·wisdom …   English syllables

  • unwisdom — un•wis•dom [[t]ʌnˈwɪz dəm[/t]] n. lack of wisdom; rashness • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

  • unwisdom — /ʌnˈwɪzdəm/ (say un wizduhm) noun 1. lack of wisdom. 2. unwise action; folly …   Australian English dictionary

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