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Adj.1.unalert - not alert to what is potentially dangerous
unwary - not alert to danger or deception; "the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise"; "some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers"; "seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
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The Republicans seem as unalert as ever to countless encyclicals' concerns about impersonal market forces.
To publicize the introduction of Axe Rise, Unilever conducted a survey with StrategyOne and found that 53% of men ages 18 to 21 said they are unalert when meeting an attractive girl in the morning.
An unalert Garry O'Connor could only watch McFadden's corner bounce off his chest yards from goal, after Glenn Whelan had miskicked the set piece at the near post.
Moose often appear unalert because they can be approached closely without eliciting a visible reaction.
In Getaway: Driving Techniques for Escape and Evasion, Ronald George Eriksen 2 draws on the code system of awareness used by the 82nd Airborne: "In Condition Green, you are completely relaxed and unalert. If you are violently attacked while in the condition, you will most likely be destroyed.
Desertification or progressive ice covering afflicts that inner life of people in all physical climates and can take over among unalert believers, including us.
troops in Bosnia in December 1995 from the 1st Brigade of the Army's 1st Armored Division: "During the time I spent with them I never saw a soldier out of uniform, a dirty weapon, an unalert warrior, and I never heard a leader raise his voice." I was there with those troops, and that is a better description than I was able to write at the time.
Moreover, not far under the surface was a rippling wit that the unalert might from time to time gloss over - as when, a couple of Christmases back, Alvin's card was a picture of a missile and a toe, with the comment, "I just couldn't resist!" Or a remarkable invitation to a party at his home: an Albrecht Durer-like drawing of a medieval battle with a free-for-all of knights in armor engaged in running each other through.
This seems a reasonable point to draw to the reader's attention (though it would be a particularly unalert reader who had not fathomed this much).
Based on the aforementioned considerations and empirical data distributions, we assumed the following: For unalert drivers (not expecting the lead car to brake), perception reaction time would average 0.7005 s (SD = 0.0239 s, minimum = 0.338 s) and brake movement time would average 0.3892 s (SD = 0.0185 s, minimum = 0.250 s).
A country may want to sneak in for a picture or close look of a ground or space target in its unalerted and unconcealed state.
Taoka, "Break reaction times of unalerted drivers," ITE Journal, vol.