[ US /ənˈwaɪz/ ]
[ UK /ʌnwˈa‍ɪz/ ]
  1. not appropriate to the purpose
  2. showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom
    an unwise investor is soon impoverished
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use unwise In A Sentence

  • Last April I wrote a column that suggested it was unwise to try to load the .45 Colt to levels approaching the .44 Magnum.
  • It was unwise of you to agree to that.
  • Why would we want to proceed with a course of action that is unjust, unwise and completely unnecessary?
  • Despite the various uncertainties surrounding it, it would be unwise to rule out this possibility.
  • I believe the firemen deserve a decent pay rise but they were unwise to ask for 40 per cent.
  • In the context of the present economic crisis it seems unwise to lower taxes.
  • It would be unwise to expect too much of the manifestos. Times, Sunday Times
  • Users of Wikipedia do get to recognise which parts are shaky, but the unwise may suddenly stumble into benighted stretches, like some crinkum-crankum byway in old London, where footpads lurked and communicable diseases were offered at low prices. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • It is unwise to force a child's talent.
  • In the past, people understood it was unwise to confuse mythos with logos, but today we read the mythoi of scripture with an unparalleled literalism, and in "creation science" we have bad science and inept religion. Archive 2009-07-12
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy