English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'unwary'

(adjective) 
Definition
not careful or cautious and therefore likely to be harmed
The hilly roads were slick enough to cause unwary drivers to skid.
Synonyms
careless
She's careless about her personal hygiene.
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rash
Don't do anything rash until the feelings subside.
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reckless
He is charged with causing death by reckless driving.
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hasty
Let's not be hasty.
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thoughtless
It was thoughtless of her to mention it.
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unguarded
He was tricked by a reporter into an unguarded comment.
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indiscreet
He is notoriously indiscreet about his private life.
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imprudent
an imprudent investment he made many years ago
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heedless
She scattered the letters about in her heedless haste.
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incautious
In case you think I was incautious, take a look at the map.
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uncircumspect
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unwatchful
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of hasty
Definition
done too quickly and without thought
Let's not be hasty.
in the sense of heedless
Definition
taking no notice
She scattered the letters about in her heedless haste.
in the sense of imprudent
Definition
not carefully thought out
an imprudent investment he made many years ago

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