Etymology
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unwary (adj.)

by 1570s, possibly late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + wary (adj.). Old English had unwær "incautious," unwærlic. Related: Unwarily.

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Definitions of unwary

unwary (adj.)
not alert to danger or deception; "seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell;
the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise
some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers
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