Unwise
Unwise Un*wise", a. [AS. unw[=i]s. See {Un-} not, and {Wise}, a.] Not wise; defective in wisdom; injudicious; indiscreet; foolish; as, an unwise man; unwise kings; unwise measures. [1913 Webster]

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  • unwise — I adjective detrimental, disadvantageous, fatuous, foolish, ill advised, ill considered, ill contrived, ill devised, ill judged, ill managed, illogical, impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inane, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inept,… …   Law dictionary

  • unwise — O.E. unwis, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + WISE (Cf. wise) (adj.). Cf. M.Du. onwijs, O.H.G. unwis, Ger. unweise, O.N. uviss, Goth. unweis …   Etymology dictionary

  • unwise — [adj] stupid, irresponsible childish, foolhardy, foolish, ill advised, ill considered, immature, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, inadvisable, inane, inappropriate, indiscreet, inept, injudicious, misguided, naive, rash, reckless, senseless,… …   New thesaurus

  • unwise — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ foolish. DERIVATIVES unwisely adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unwise — [un wīz′, un′wīz΄] adj. [ME < OE unwis: see UN & WISE1] having or showing a lack of wisdom or sound judgment; foolish; imprudent unwisely adv …   English World dictionary

  • unwise — adj. unwise to + inf. (it would be unwise to walk through the park at midnight) * * * [ʌn waɪz] unwise to + inf. (it would be unwise to walk through the park at midnight) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unwise — [[t]ʌ̱nwa͟ɪz[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If you describe something as unwise, you think that it is foolish and likely to lead to a bad result. It would be unwise to expect too much... I think this is extremely unwise. ...a series of …   English dictionary

  • unwise — UK [ʌnˈwaɪz] / US [ˌʌnˈwaɪz] adjective Word forms unwise : adjective unwise comparative unwiser superlative unwisest formal not sensible an unwise investment It would be unwise at this stage to be too optimistic. Derived word: unwisely adverb She …   English dictionary

  • unwise — adjective Not wise; defective in wisdom; injudicious; indiscreet; foolish. unwise man; unwise kings; unwise measures Ant: wise …   Wiktionary

  • unwise — unwisely, adv. unwiseness, n. /un wuyz /, adj., unwiser, unwisest. not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man. [bef. 900; ME; OE unwis. See UN 1, WISE1] * * * …   Universalium

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