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From Middle English unwis, from Old English unwīs (unwise, foolish, ignorant, uninformed, insane), equivalent to un- +‎ wise. Cognate with Dutch onwijs (unwise), German unweise (unwise), Danish uvis (unwise), Swedish ovis (unwise), Icelandic óvís (unwise).

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unwise (comparative unwiser, superlative unwisest)

  1. Not wise; lacking wisdom
    Synonyms: injudicious, indiscreet, foolish
    unwise man
    unwise kings
    unwise measures

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