One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Folly; lack of wisdom.‘it stresses the unwisdom of fathers leaving their children’
- ‘If you'll review the discussion there, you'll see that beginning efforts at probing some of them were taken up before the conversation was waylaid by various imputations of illegitimacy or unwisdom.’
- ‘One future admiral, in a moment of youthful unwisdom, had a fox-hunt tattooed down his back, with the fox disappearing into its earth.’
- ‘The rest of us will just have to live with the consequences of his unwisdom, 10 or 20 years down the road.’
- ‘Not only are the potentialities of existing law fully extended, but the irresponsibility or unwisdom of the weaker, or the head-strong, judges are held in.’
- ‘In his theme for this volume Churchill summarized his interpretation of the war: ‘how the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness, and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm’.’
Old English unwīsdōm (see un-, wisdom).
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