unsafe

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Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ safe.

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unsafe (comparative more unsafe, superlative most unsafe)

  1. Not safe (various senses); dangerous.
    • 2015 October, Luis Mastrangelo et al., “Use at your own risk: the Java unsafe API in the wild”, in ACM SIGPLAN Notices, volume 50, number 10, DOI:10.1145/10.1145/2858965.2814313:
      For much the same reasons that safe languages are preferred over unsafe languages, these powerful---but unsafe---capabilities in Java should be restricted.
    • 2020 May 20, Richard Clinnick, “Network News: More trains... but advice is not to use public transport”, in Rail, pages 7-8:
      "RMT has made it clear that our members have a right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions, and the union will be closely monitoring the situation. [...]"

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unsafe (third-person singular simple present unsafes, present participle unsafing, simple past and past participle unsafed)

  1. (transitive) To remove the safety from (a weapon).

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