unwary

  • 1 Unwary — Un*wa ry, a. [Cf. {Unware}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not vigilant against danger; not wary or cautious; unguarded; precipitate; heedless; careless. [1913 Webster] 2. Unexpected; unforeseen; unware. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unwary — index careless, heedless, hot blooded, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, injudicious, lax, misadvised …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 unwary — 1570s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) “not” + WARY (Cf. wary) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unwary — [adj] thoughtless, heedless brash, careless, credulous, hasty, ignorant, ill advised, impetuous, imprudent, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscreet, negligent, rash, reckless, unadvised, unalert, uncircumspect, unguarded, unprepared, unsuspecting,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 unwary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not cautious. DERIVATIVES unwarily adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 unwary — [unwer′ē] adj. not wary; not watchful or cautious; not alert to possible danger, trickery, etc. unwarily adv. unwariness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 unwary — [[t]ʌnwe͟əri[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as unwary, you mean that they are not cautious or experienced and are therefore likely to be harmed or deceived. [FORMAL] With its quicksands the river usually drowns a few unwary… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 unwary — un|wa|ry [ʌnˈweəri US ˈweri] adj formal 1.) not knowing about possible problems or dangers, and therefore easily harmed or deceived ▪ unwary travellers 2.) the unwary [plural] people who are unwary ▪ pitfalls that can trap the unwary …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 unwary — adjective not knowing about possible problems or dangers, and therefore easily harmed or deceived: the unwary (=people who are unwary) unwarily adverb unwariness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 unwary — adjective Date: 1579 not alert ; easily fooled or surprised ; heedless, gullible < cheats unwary tourists > • unwarily adverb • unwariness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 unwary — adj. Unwary is used with these nouns: ↑traveller …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 unwary — un|war|y [ ʌn weri ] adjective not paying attention to the dangers around you: Strong currents can sweep unwary swimmers out to sea …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 unwary — UK [ʌnˈweərɪ] / US [ʌnˈwerɪ] adjective not paying attention to the dangers around you Strong currents can sweep unwary bathers out to sea …

    English dictionary

  • 14 unwary — unwarily, adv. unwariness, n. /un wair ee/, adj., unwarier, unwariest. not wary; not cautious or watchful, as against danger or misfortune. [1570 80; UN 1 + WARY] Syn. incautious, indiscreet, rash, heedless. Ant. careful, cautious. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 unwary — adjective a) Lacking caution as a result of naïveté or inexperience b) Unprepared; not watchful See Also: careless …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 unwary — Synonyms and related words: artless, asleep, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, candid, careless, childlike, confiding, culpably negligent, derelict, direct, foolhardy, frank, goofing off, guileless, hasty, heedless,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 unwary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. rash, unwise, indiscreet, imprudent, unguarded, injudicious. See neglect, rashness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unguarded, rash, careless; see unprepared . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 unwary — adj. not cautious, careless …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 unwary — runway …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 20 unwary — adjective not cautious. Derivatives unwarily adverb unwariness noun …

    English new terms dictionary


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