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unwary

[uhn-wair-ee] /ʌnˈwɛər i/
adjective, unwarier, unwariest.
1.
not wary; not cautious or watchful, as against danger or misfortune.
Origin of unwary
1570-1580
1570-80; un-1 + wary
Related forms
unwarily, adverb
unwariness, noun
Synonyms
incautious, indiscreet, rash, heedless.
Antonyms
careful, cautious.
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unwary

/ʌnˈwɛərɪ/
adjective
1.
lacking caution or prudence; not vigilant or careful
Derived Forms
unwarily, adverb
unwariness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unwary
adj.

1570s, from un- (1) "not" + wary.

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