Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not safe; dangerous.

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  • adj. not safe; dangerous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not safe, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not safe from attack
  • adj. lacking in security or safety
  • adj. involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

Etymologies

un- +‎ safe (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Firefighters on Tuesday placed a wreath outside the home, which building officials tore down on Monday due to what they called unsafe conditions.

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  • Bristol-Myers also lobbied on legislation, enacted in September, to overhaul patent regulations, and against allowing importation of what it calls "unsafe prescription drugs" from countries where they are cheaper.

  • She said she cannot change the climate issues - poor school facilities - which she described as unsafe and unhealthy.

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  • The tunnelling work was originally undertaken by Bilfinger-Berger, who stopped work in January of 2008 after encountering what they described as unsafe rock conditions.

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  • Last year, the federal Comptroller of the Currency, which monitors capital ratios, declared Eastside had “engaged in unsafe and unsound banking practices relating to its strategic and capital planning, credit underwriting, credit administration, concentration risk management, and liquidity management.”

    Unsafe and Unsound « PubliCola

  • The Times seems to think that, from their perch in Denny Triangle, they know everything, yet they completely disregard the fact that what makes downtown unsafe is the shenanigans of groups of people who act aggressively, but are not panhandling.

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  • I don't think you'd want low-income people living in unsafe units, would you?

    Ugly Townhouses and Apartment Buildings, begone! « PubliCola

  • Examples include smoking cigarettes, using illicit drugs, driving while under the influence of consciousness altering substances and engaging in unsafe sex.

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  • I live neither in San Isidro nor San Fernando, and I cannot say how unsafe is that particular arez, but with what happens in the Federal Capital (Buenos Aires), I have an idea.

    Global Voices in English » Argentina: A Wall Separating Two Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

  • Last year, the federal Comptroller of the Currency, which monitors capital ratios, declared Eastside had "engaged in unsafe and unsound banking practices relating to its strategic and capital planning, credit underwriting, credit administration, concentration risk management, and liquidity management."

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