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Definition of unwary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] not aware of the possible dangers or problems of a situation and therefore likely to be harmed in some way Exams are not designed to set traps for unwary students. compare wary
  2. 2the unwary noun [plural] people who are unwary The stock market is full of traps for the unwary.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unwary