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  • adj. superlative form of unwise: most unwise.


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  • Probably the unwisest way to deal with fiercely protective people or animals is to intimidate them, which is essentially what the "hipsters" who intended to ride naked through their neighborhood were planning to do.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Century, 'is enlisted on the one side; all that is fading out and wearing away, with all that characterizes the unwisest conservatism has taken its last stand on the other.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862

  • On page after page the same trick is employed, often in some new and charming way, but with the inevitable effect of wearying the reader, who tries to do the unwisest of all things with a book of this kind -- to read on.

    English Literature: Modern Home University Library of Modern Knowledge

  • "I think you're the -- the _unwisest_ woman I ever saw!"

    My Friend the Chauffeur

  • All three were unwise, but the Wife was the unwisest.

    Under the Deodars

  • He did the unwisest thing he could possibly have done.

    South American Fights and Fighters And Other Tales of Adventure

  • We surrender to the gaping traveller's mood, which surely isn't the unwisest the heart knows.

    Italian Hours

  • The doctrines of liberty and equality, which had been so dear to the Philosophers and the Encyclopaedists, were now being practically applied across the Atlantic, and the growth of their success was watched by the eager eyes of the wisest and the unwisest thinkers in France.

    A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume III (of 4)

  • It would have caused the destruction of the state, as certainly as it was the unfairest and unwisest of the deeds of Severus, to place the younger brother as co-regent with the first-born, the rightful heir to the throne.

    A Thorny Path — Volume 07

  • But only the grossest political mismanagement, like that which in 1876 abandoned our ally, the King of Juabin, to the tender mercies of his Ashanti foeman, aided by the unwisest economy, which starves everything to death save the treasure-chest, will ever bring about

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative


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