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1. unsafe

adjective. ['ənˈseɪf'] involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm.

Synonyms

  • vulnerable
  • perilous
  • hazardous
  • dodgy
  • chancy
  • breakneck
  • chanceful
  • dangerous
  • on the hook
  • dicey
  • treacherous
  • insecure
  • precarious
  • risky
  • touch-and-go
  • insidious
  • suicidal
  • self-destructive
  • mordacious
  • unreliable
  • parlous
  • wild

Antonyms

  • secure
  • safe
  • cowardly
  • hopeful

Etymology

  • safe (English)
  • safe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Unsafe

  • strafe
  • lataif
  • scaife
  • grafe
  • waif
  • raiff
  • rafe
  • chafe

Sentences with unsafe


1. Adjective
Old wine is not unsafe to drink, but the taste may be unpleasant and sour.

Quotes about unsafe


1. If your library is not "unsafe,"it probably isn't doing its job.
- John Berry

2. When we feel unsafe with someone and still stay with him, we damage our ability to discern trustworthiness in those we will meet in the future.
- David Richo

3. Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice.
- Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

2. unsafe

adjective. ['ənˈseɪf'] lacking in security or safety.

Synonyms

  • insecure
  • unprotected
  • dangerous
  • vulnerable
  • precarious
  • unguaranteed
  • unsecured

Antonyms

  • protected
  • secure
  • safe
  • irresolute

Etymology

  • safe (English)
  • safe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. unsafe

adjective. ['ənˈseɪf'] not safe from attack.

Synonyms

  • insecure

Antonyms

  • noncritical
  • beseeching

Etymology

  • safe (English)
  • safe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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