American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of wisdom; foolish or imprudent: an unwise decision.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not wise; Lacking wisdom or judgment; foolish; indiscreet: as, an unwise man; unwise kings.
- Not dictated by wisdom; not adapted to the desired end; injudicious; imprudent: as, unwise measures; unwise delay.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not wise; defective in wisdom; injudicious; indiscreet; foolish.
- adj. not appropriate to the purpose
- adj. showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom
- From Middle English unwis, from Old English unwīs ("unwise, foolish, ignorant, uninformed, insane"), equivalent to un- + wise. Cognate with Dutch onwijs ("unwise"), German unweise ("unwise"), Danish uvis ("unwise"), Swedish ovis ("unwise"), Icelandic óvís ("unwise"). (Wiktionary)
“Vladimir Romanov, the owner of Hearts, has launched another colourful attack on the Scottish football establishment as he responded to what he called the "unwise" Scottish Premier League ruling on his club's failure to pay players on time.”
“The Republicans say that the Democrats are closer than theyll admit to corporate interests and were too quick to go along with what they called an unwise and unjust war.”
“BOLDUAN: Also in the hearing, Robert Nabors, the deputy director of OMB, he seemed to indirectly criticize states for making what he called unwise choices to simply use stimulus money to balance their budgets, Kiran.”
“BOLDUAN: Also in the hearing, Robert Nabors seemed to criticize states for making what he called unwise choices to simply use money to balance the budgets.”
“BOLDUAN: Also in that hearing, Robert Nabors, the president's deputy director of OMB, he seemed to criticize states for making what he called unwise choices to simply use stimulus money to balance their budgets.”
“BOLDUAN: Now, also in that hearing, Rob Nabors, the White House's deputy budget director, he seemed to criticize states for making what he called unwise choices to simply use stimulus money to balance their budgets.”
“The Iranian government said it would respond to what it called unwise measures.”
“Patriotic ordinary Americans can be employed in unwise or unjust causes.”
“From this time on little groups felt in unwise to wander about unprotected so they gathered up into tribes built a bloody great ditch and snuggled down behind it to enjoy the unalloyed pleasure of keeping all their stuff ..”
“It seems unlikely (and perhaps in the long term unwise) to act as if such conflict is "regional" rather than national.”
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