Definition of 'unwise'
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He said:'You do want to show your old club that they might have been unwise letting you go. The Sun (2016)Governments may be unwise to think that by our actions we can turn such tides. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may prove unwise to buy when competition is so fierce. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Lying in a job application is extremely unwise. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would be unwise to expect too much of the manifestos. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it would be unwise to expect too much. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The book was naive but it was honest and that is an unwise road to go down. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He would be very unwise to go abroad yet. The Sun (2011)Others may call it extremely unwise. The Sun (2014)It would be very unwise to think that the 2C goal will happen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may be unwise to try predicting the winter based on changeable weather in October. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Any other use would be irrational, incredible or at the very least extremely unwise. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)The Ospreys would be unwise to expect anything less than a fight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is also extremely unwise to forgo cover completely, as bills could soon spiral out of control. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The first sign that this may have been unwise was the failure of dozens of excited forecasts of the death of oil to come true. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is why it is extremely unwise to exclude all fat from the diet, as is the case with some strict slimming regimes. The Vitamin Fact Finder (1987)I think it is unwise policy to go to war with one's neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So, in the midst of a hot relationship they agree to do things that are unwise and which may come back to haunt them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company had been expected to double its payout but the telecoms group said that such a move was unwise, given the current economic conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In that sense, it's unwise to expect too much of others or myself. Christianity Today (2000)And that is dangerous, very unwise, very foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This casual attitude may seem unwise, if not risky - until you realise there is a new and alluring world waiting to be explored. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'unwise'
British English: unwise /ʌnˈwaɪz/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is unwise is foolish.
It would be unwise to expect too much.
- American English: unwise
- Arabic: غَيْرُ حَكِيم
- Brazilian Portuguese: imprudente
- Chinese: 不明智的
- Croatian: nerazborit
- Czech: nerozumný
- Danish: uklog
- Dutch: onverstandig
- European Spanish: insensato acción
- Finnish: epäviisas
- French: imprudent
- German: unklug
- Greek: άμυαλος
- Italian: imprudente
- Japanese: 分別のない
- Korean: 어리석은
- Norwegian: uklok
- Polish: nierozsądny
- European Portuguese: imprudente
- Romanian: imprudent
- Russian: неблагоразумный
- Spanish: insensato
- Swedish: osmart
- Thai: ไม่ฉลาด
- Turkish: akıllıca olmayan
- Ukrainian: нерозумний
- Vietnamese: dại dột
Definition of unwise from the Collins English Dictionary
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