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un·wise

 (ŭn-wīz′)
adj. un·wis·er, un·wis·est
Lacking or exhibiting a lack of wisdom; foolish or imprudent: an unwise decision.

un·wise′ly adv.

unwise

(ʌnˈwaɪz)
adj
lacking wisdom or prudence; foolish
unˈwisely adv
unˈwiseness n

un•wise

(ʌnˈwaɪz)

adj. , -wis•er, -wis•est.
not wise; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment.
[before 900]
un•wise′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwise - showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdomunwise - showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom; "an unwise investor is soon impoverished"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.unwise - not appropriate to the purposeunwise - not appropriate to the purpose  
impolitic - not politic; "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"

unwise

unwise

adjective
Translations
غَيْرُ حَكِيمغَيْر حَكيم
nerozumný
uklog
epäviisas
nerazborit
nem okos
óviturlegur
分別のない
어리석은
muļķīgsne visai gudrs
osmart
ไม่ฉลาด
dại dột

unwise

[ˈʌnˈwaɪz] ADJ (= careless) → imprudente; (= inadvisable) → poco aconsejable
it would be unwise to + INFINsería poco aconsejable + infin
that was unwise of youlo que hiciste fue imprudente
that was most unwise of youen eso has sido muy imprudente

unwise

[ʌnˈwaɪz] adjimprudent(e)
to be unwise of sb
That was rather unwise of you → C'était plutôt imprudent de votre part.
it's unwise to do sth → il est imprudent de faire qch
It would be unwise to expect too much → Il serait imprudent d'en espérer trop.
He was unwise to travel
BUT Il faisait preuve d'imprudence en voyageant.
to be unwise enough to do sth → être imprudent(e) au point de faire qch
to be unwise for sb to do sth → être imprudent de la part de qn de faire qch

unwise

adjunklug; they were unwise enough to believe himsie waren so töricht, ihm das zu glauben; I thought it unwise to travel aloneich hielt es für unklug or töricht, allein zu reisen

unwise

[ʌnˈwaɪz] adj (decision, act) → avventato/a
it was unwise of you to do that → è stato imprudente da parte tua farlo

unwise

(anˈwaiz) adjective
not wise; foolish. an unwise suggestion; It was rather unwise of you to agree to do that.
unˈwisely adverb

unwise

غَيْرُ حَكِيم nerozumný uklog unklug άμυαλος insensato epäviisas imprudent nerazborit imprudente 分別のない 어리석은 onverstandig uklok nierozsądny imprudente неблагоразумный osmart ไม่ฉลาด akıllıca olmayan dại dột 不明智的
References in classic literature ?
I was very unwise to let you go among people of whom I know so little, kind, I dare say, but worldly, ill-bred, and full of these vulgar ideas about young people.
She felt she had been childish and unwise the night before in giving herself over to despondency.
If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
Ye are more unwise, said Merlin, for the scabbard is worth ten of the sword, for while ye have the scabbard upon you ye shall never lose no blood, be ye never so sore wounded; therefore, keep well the scabbard always with you.
The hideous but beneficent French Revolution would have been deferred, or would have fallen short of completeness, or even might not have happened at all, if Marie Antoinette had made the unwise mistake of not being born.
I answered him by assuming it: to refuse would, I felt, have been unwise.
It would be not only unwise, but absolutely cruel, to enlighten her.
This is servitude, To serve th' unwise, or him who hath rebelld Against his worthier, as thine now serve thee, Thy self not free, but to thy self enthrall'd; Yet leudly dar'st our ministring upbraid.
For that of a Prince as unwise as he is profligate, and as likely to be an ungrateful master as he has already proved a rebellious son and an unnatural brother.
He had therefore begun to think it not unwise in us to cover our bodies, and by that invention conceal many of our deformities from each other, which would else be hardly supportable.
Now this is what had been happening to Tom Kitten, and it shows how very unwise it is to go up a chimney in a very old house, where a person does not know his way, and where there are enormous rats.
SOCRATES: And the opinions of the wise are good, and the opinions of the unwise are evil?