unwary

Part of speech: adjective

Not being on one's guard; incautious.

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Usage examples "unwary":

  1. We plunged down Montgomery Street in the teeth of the wind that dashed the spray in our faces at one moment, lulled an instant the better to deceive the unwary, and then leaped at us from behind corners with the impetuous rush of some great animal that turned to vapor as it reached us. - "Blindfolded", Earle Ashley Walcott.
  2. Here, again, a clear blank on the snow where the crafty little forager has dived below the light surface and wriggled forward like a snake to dart up with a plunge of fangs into the heart- blood of the unwary snow- bunting. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
  3. The ways were fortunately dry and clean for London, though occasionally deep holes and furrows in the road menaced perils to the unwary horseman. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.