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unwise

adjective

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1 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • made the unwise decision to invest in a brand-new company

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2 showing poor judgment especially in personal relationships or social situations
  • an unwise urge to confide in total strangers

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The first known use of unwise was before the 12th century

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“Unwise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unwise. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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