unwisdom

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English unwīsdōm, corresponding to un- +‎ wisdom.

Noun[edit]

unwisdom (countable and uncountable, plural unwisdoms)

  1. Lack of wisdom; unwise conduct or action; ignorance, stupidity. [from 9th c.]
    • Sumptuary laws are among the exploded fallacies which we have outgrown, and we smile at the unwisdom which could except to regulate private habits and manners by statute - J. A. Froude
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 151:
      Reporting from Vietnam in 1945, he may have been the first person to assert the extreme unwisdom of trying to restore French colonialism with British troops.

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