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unwise

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈwaɪz/
stupid and likely to cause problems: an unwise decisionStupid and sillyOf unsound mind
unwisely adverb
Translations of “unwise”
in Korean 현명하지 않은…
in Arabic غَيْر حَكيم…
in French imprudent…
in Turkish akılsızca, aptalca, alıkca…
in Italian poco saggio, incauto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢的, 不明智的, 不審慎的…
in Russian неразумный…
in Polish nierozsądny, niemądry…
in Spanish imprudente…
in Portuguese imprudente…
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…
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