What does the word unwise mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Unwisely.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Lacking wisdom; injudicious; foolish.

Usage examples for unwise

  1. " A most unwise resolve," said the barrister. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  2. Any conditions we could offer in a vote of the House of Commons carried upon a particular point might be found extremely unwise when we were placed in possession of the real position of the country. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  3. Now, Comrades, Muskwa here is a man of peace, loving his honey and his Ants, but Grizzly is one to interview with great caution, and my Comrade, Eagle Child, being a man of unwise haste, you will understand, Comrades, that I expected strange happening when he started to interfere with Grizzly's evening plans, for it was toward the end of the day. – The Sa'-Zada Tales by William Alexander Fraser