[ US /ənˈwɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /ʌnwˈe‍əɹi/ ]
  1. not alert to danger or deception
    the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise
    seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence
    some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers
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How To Use unwary In A Sentence

  • A curious and unwary fish would become a meal when the goosefish inhaled and quickly engulfed its prey.
  • In the hands of the untrained and unwary it can cause untold damage to your wealth.
  • With its quicksands the river usually drowns a few unwary visitors every season.
  • In the early '50s, Bate's parents, Bev and Viv (or Viv and Bev-no one can say for sure), swapped him to unwary tinkers for a three-legged dog.
  • A sharp iron nail unseen might "dawk" the skin off an unwary hand. The Life of the Fields
  • The heron resumed his beady-eyed stance, scanning the depths of the pond for an unwary goldfish.
  • The road was uneven, often concealing deep chasms, all too ready to welcome unwary travelers into the darkness of some unseen cavern far below.
  • Defending the weak and helpless may mean using strong and muscular language to warn the unwary of the designs of those who seek their ruin. Christianity Today
  • Her power is unmistakably sexual, but it strips unwary men of their manliness.
  • It looks almost like a cluster, and I have known unwary observers to confuse it with the Pleiades.
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