un·​wis·​dom ˌən-ˈwiz-dəm How to pronounce unwisdom (audio)
: lack of wisdom : foolishness, folly

Examples of unwisdom in a Sentence

you find both wisdom and unwisdom in his writings, and it's your job to discover which is which
Recent Examples on the Web Even at the outset of Covid-19, the unwisdom of lockdowns guided mainstream epidemiology. Phillip W. Magness and Peter C. Earle, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2021 Dog-dad Daryl proves the unwisdom of bringing his pet to work and ends up crawling through a crack in the rocks to chase his pup. Richard Rys, Vulture, 15 Aug. 2021 In recent years, experts have tried many ways to convince vaccine-refusers the unwisdom of their choice. David Brown, chicagotribune.com, 2 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwisdom was before the 12th century

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“Unwisdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwisdom. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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