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- n. The property of being unwary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being unwary; carelessness; heedlessness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being unwary; want of caution; carelessness; heedlessness; recklessness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of not being cautious and watchful
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Astonished that he had not noticed this before, and shocked at the unwariness by which he might have betrayed her into so dangerous a situation, he became at once reconciled to the idea of leaving her in a convent.
This unwariness makes the egg-switching a little easier.
This, as I had learnt many years previously from a colleague who'd just had a bullet extracted from the lobe of his left lung because of this very unwariness, was a very unwise thing to do.
Peacock -- Peril through pride, ambition or unwariness.
Although I was almost the only one exposed to vexations of this kind, partly because I felt them most keenly, and partly because they succeeded best with me on account of my extreme unwariness, there were other annoyances which all, without exception, had to put up with.
Toorkisth [= a] n; for about twelve miles we traversed a dry low grass jungle of about a foot in height, tenanted by a species of wild goat, several of which we disturbed on our passage through their haunts, but not being prepared for any sport, I did not take advantage of their unwariness.
The first sign of unwariness would begin and end the battle.
The only criticism it seems possible to suggest on Scheer's tactics is the unwariness of his pursuit, which might so easily have led to the total destruction of the German fleet.
His sudden and astounding change from total unwariness to a fighting youth with every sense on the alert was something for which they were unprepared.
The honeyed address, however, by which the conspirators attempted to cajole the Lord into unwariness, indicated that the question they were about to submit was one requiring for its proper answer just such qualities of mind as they pretendingly attributed to Him.
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