Unwary vs Imprudent - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Unwary is a related term of imprudent.
As adjectives the difference between unwary and imprudent
is that unwary
is lacking]] caution as a result of [[naïveté or inexperience while imprudent
is not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
Lacking]] caution as a result of [[naïveté or inexperience
Unprepared; not watchful
* 1885 —
*: Three little maids who, all unwary ,
Come from a ladies' seminary
Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
* 1711 , , The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker , volume 1.
- Here Her Majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the Ministers and Readers.
, author=Mary Elizabeth Braddon
, title=Phantom Fortune
, passage=‘It was a most 'imprudent
thing to go up Helvellyn in such weather,’ said Fräulein Müller, shaking her head gloomily as she ate her fish.}}
, author=Jules Verne
, title=Journey to the Interior of the Earth
, passage=My uncle, falling back into his absorbing contemplations, had already forgotten my imprudent' words. I merely say ' imprudent
, for the great mind of so learned a man of course had no place for love affairs, and happily the grand business of the document gained me the victory.}}
* indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent