[ US /ənˈwaɪzɫi/ ]
[ UK /ʌnwˈa‍ɪzli/ ]
  1. without good sense or judgment
    He acted foolishly when he agreed to come
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How To Use unwisely In A Sentence

  • So wisely I shut my letter, (after unwisely having driven everything to the last moment!) -- and now I have silk to tie fast with ... to tie a 'nodus' ... 'dignus' of the celestial interposition -- and a new packet shall be ready to go to you directly. The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846
  • Rather unwisely Mr Morrison took himself off to Italy as the nation's landladies wept into their antimacassars.
  • Likewise, the insight that the schlemiels that populate his fiction are hapless because they unwisely separate themselves from the community is a fine one.
  • Most unwisely we had neglected to take a meal before starting, not expecting the district to be so plashy and unwholesome as it proved to be. Byeways in Palestine
  • Unwisely, they accompanied their agitation among the soldiery with incitements to mutiny.
  • The fortification of staple foods with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects may be unwisely delayed on this account.
  • But the Prophet, in the tenth Hijrah year, most unwisely forbade “Nasy” = triennial intercalation (Koran ix. 36) and thus the lunar month went round all the seasons. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Aggressors in the past, relying on our apparent lack of military force, have unwisely precipitated war.
  • This was obviously not Silvia, Guido's cousin with whom Jeff had so unwisely fallen in love!
  • He was stung by the punch and unwisely chose to start mixing it with his opponent.
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