unwise Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"unwise" in British English

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unwiseadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈwaɪz/
C2 stupid and ​likely to ​causeproblems
unwisely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of unwise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unwiseadjective

 us   /ʌnˈwɑɪz/
not ​showing good ​judgment or ​understanding of a ​situation: We made several unwise investments and ​lostquite a ​bit of ​money.
unwisely
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ʌnˈwɑɪz·li/
(Definition of unwise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unwise”
in Korean 현명하지 않은…
in Arabic غَيْر حَكيم…
in Malaysian tdk bijak…
in French imprudent…
in Russian неразумный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢的, 不明智的, 不審慎的…
in Italian poco saggio, incauto…
in Turkish akılsızca, aptalca, alıkca…
in Polish nierozsądny, niemądry…
in Spanish imprudente…
in Vietnamese ngu xuẩn…
in Portuguese imprudente…
in Thai ไม่ฉลาด…
in German unklug…
in Catalan poc intel·ligent…
in Japanese 愚かな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢的, 不明智的, 不审慎的…
in Indonesian bodoh, tidak bijaksana…
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