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unwise

[uhn-wahyz] /ʌnˈwaɪz/
adjective, unwiser, unwisest.
1.
not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment:
an unwise choice; an unwise man.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English unwīs. See un-1, wise1
Related forms
unwisely, adverb
unwiseness, noun
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unwise

/ʌnˈwaɪz/
adjective
1.
lacking wisdom or prudence; foolish
Derived Forms
unwisely, adverb
unwiseness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unwisely
adv.

Old English unwislice; see unwise + -ly (2).

unwise

adj.

Old English unwis, from un- (1) "not" + wise (adj.). Cf. Middle Dutch onwijs, Old High German unwis, German unweise, Old Norse uviss, Gothic unweis.

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