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un·safe

 (ŭn-sāf′)
adj. un·saf·er, un·saf·est
Not safe; dangerous.

unsafe

(ʌnˈseɪf)
adj
1. not safe; perilous
2. (Law) (of a criminal conviction) based on inadequate or false evidence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsafe - lacking in security or safetyunsafe - lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
unprotected - lacking protection or defense
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
2.unsafe - involving or causing danger or riskunsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
unsafe, insecure - lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
3.unsafe - not safe from attackunsafe - not safe from attack      
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"

unsafe

adjective
2. vulnerable, threatened, exposed, unprotected, defenceless, open to attack In the larger neighbourhood, I felt very unsafe.

unsafe

adjective
1. Inadequately protected:
2. Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
Translations
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unsafe

[ˈʌnˈseɪf] ADJ
1. (= dangerous) [building, neighbourhood] → peligroso, poco seguro; [machine, vehicle, wiring] → poco seguro, peligroso; [working conditions] → peligroso
the car is unsafe to driveel coche no está en condiciones de conducirlo
it is unsafe to walk there at nightes peligroso caminar por ahí de noche
to declare a building unsafedeclarar un edificio un peligro
2. (= in danger) to be unsafe [person] → estar en peligro
to feel unsafeno sentirse seguro
3. (Jur) (= dubious) [evidence, conviction, verdict] → abierto a revisión judicial
4. (= unprotected) unsafe sexrelaciones fpl sexuales sin protección

unsafe

[ʌnˈseɪf] adj
(= dangerous) [machine, wiring] → dangereux/euse; [building] → peu sûr(e); [activity] → dangereux/euse; [method] → hasardeux/euse
The car was unsafe to drive → La voiture était dangereuse à conduire.
unsafe conditions in coal mines → les conditions dangereuses dans les mines de charbon
unsafe to drink → non potable
unsafe to eat → non comestible
it is unsafe to do sth → il est dangereux de faire qch
It is unsafe to play here → C'est dangereux de jouer ici.
unsafe sex → rapports mpl non protégés
(= in danger) [person] → en danger
to feel unsafe → ne pas se sentir en sécurité
(LAW) [conviction, verdict] → nul(le) (pour vice de procédure)

unsafe

adj
ladder, machine, car, personnicht sicher; (= dangerous) journey, toy, wiringgefährlich; druggesundheitsschädigend; streetgefährlich, unsicher; activitygefährlich, riskant; this is unsafe to eat/drinkdas ist nicht genießbar/trinkbar; the car is unsafe to drivedas Auto ist nicht verkehrssicher; it is unsafe to walk there at nightes ist gefährlich, dort nachts spazieren zu gehen; to be unsafe for human consumptionnicht zum Verzehr geeignet sein; to declare a house unsafe for habitationein Haus für unbewohnbar erklären; to feel unsafesich nicht sicher fühlen; he looked unsafe swaying about at the top of the ladderes sah gefährlich aus, wie er oben auf der Leiter hin und her schaukelte
(Jur: = unreliable) conviction, verdictungesichert; evidenceungesichert, unzuverlässig; unsafe and unsatisfactoryungesichert und unbefriedigend

unsafe

[ʌnˈseɪf] adj (machine, car, wiring) → pericoloso/a; (method) → poco sicuro/a, rischioso/a
unsafe to drink → non potabile
unsafe to eat → non commestibile
to feel unsafe → non sentirsi sicuro/a
References in classic literature ?
It was unsafe to meddle with the corpses and ghosts of these creatures.
As in the hurricane that sweeps the plain, men fly the neighborhood of some lone, gigantic elm, whose very height and strength but render it so much the more unsafe, because so much the more a mark for thunderbolts; so at those last words of ahab's many of the mariners did run from him in a terror of dismay.
The fourth duel was a tremendous encounter; but at the end of five or six minutes the surgeon interfered once more: another man so severely hurt as to render it unsafe to add to his harms.
Auld to instruct me further, telling her, among other things, that it was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to teach a slave to read.
Come, come," cried Emma, feeling this to be an unsafe subject, "I must beg you not to talk of the sea.
But you will not be able to see him, my poor child, and even if you could, it would be unsafe for you to make a sign of recognition.
I replied, with all due deference to his experience (but with more deference, I am afraid, to his being Dora's father), that perhaps it was a little nonsensical that the Registry of that Court, containing the original wills of all persons leaving effects within the immense province of Canterbury, for three whole centuries, should be an accidental building, never designed for the purpose, leased by the registrars for their Own private emolument, unsafe, not even ascertained to be fire-proof, choked with the important documents it held, and positively, from the roof to the basement, a mercenary speculation of the registrars, who took great fees from the public, and crammed the public's wills away anyhow and anywhere, having no other object than to get rid of them cheaply.
Now wav'd thir fierie Swords, and in the Aire Made horrid Circles; two broad Suns thir Shields Blaz'd opposite, while expectation stood In horror; from each hand with speed retir'd Where erst was thickest fight, th' Angelic throng, And left large field, unsafe within the wind Of such commotion, such as to set forth Great things by small, If Natures concord broke, Among the Constellations warr were sprung, Two Planets rushing from aspect maligne Of fiercest opposition in mid Skie, Should combat, and thir jarring Sphears confound.
Let us hope, nevertheless,'' said the Prior, ``our company may determine you to travel thitherward; when the roads are so unsafe, the escort of Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert is not to be despised.
A government, the constitution of which renders it unfit to be trusted with all the powers which a free people ought to delegate to any government, would be an unsafe and improper depositary of the NATIONAL INTERESTS.
Is it improper and unsafe to intermix the different powers of government in the same body of men?
Nothing would keep him on his perch; he must clamber down, comment upon the pebble in the door (which he regarded as an ingenious but unsafe device), help John with the portmanteau, and enliven matters with a flow of speech, and especially of questions, which I thus condense:-