unwary

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adjective un·wary \ˌən-ˈwer-ē\

Definition of unwary

  1. :  not alert :  easily fooled or surprised :  heedless, gullible <cheats unwary tourists>

unwarily

play \-ˈwar-ə-lē, -ˈwer-\ adverb

unwariness

play \-ˈwer-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unwary in a sentence

  1. The fast-moving tide sometimes surprises unwary swimmers.

  2. <e-mail scams that take advantage of unwary computer users>

1579

First Known Use of unwary

1579


UNWARY Defined for English Language Learners

unwary

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adjective un·wary \ˌən-ˈwer-ē\

Definition of unwary for English Language Learners

  • : easily fooled or surprised : not aware of and careful about possible problems, dangers, etc.


UNWARY Defined for Kids

unwary

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adjective un·wary \ˌən-ˈwer-ē\

Definition of unwary for Students

unwarier

unwariest

  1. :  easily fooled or surprised <unwary buyers>



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