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Definition 1: involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unsafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dangerous criminal
  • a dangerous bridge
  • unemployment reached dangerous proportions

Synonyms for unsafe in the sense of this definition

(unsafe is similar to ...) moving at very high speed

"a breakneck pace"

(unsafe is similar to ...) dangerously unstable and unpredictable

"treacherous winding roads" "an unreliable trestle"

(unsafe is similar to ...) dangerous to yourself or your interests

"suicidal impulses" "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy" "a kamikaze pilot"

(unsafe is similar to ...) fraught with danger

"dangerous waters" "a parlous journey on stormy seas" "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat" "the precarious life of an undersea diver" "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"

(unsafe is similar to ...) caught in a difficult or dangerous situation

"there I was back on the hook"

(unsafe is similar to ...) biting or given to biting

"they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount"

(unsafe is similar to ...) intended to entrap

(unsafe is similar to ...) involving risk or danger

"skydiving is a hazardous sport" "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog" "a wild financial scheme"

(unsafe is similar to ...) (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair

"a desperate criminal" "taken hostage of desperate men"

(unsafe is similar to ...) of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

"an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"

(means also ...) lacking in security or safety

"his fortune was increasingly insecure" "an insecure future"

(means also ...) susceptible to attack

"a vulnerable bridge"

Definition 2: lacking in security or safety - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unsafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his fortune was increasingly insecure
  • an insecure future

Synonyms for unsafe in the sense of this definition

(unsafe is similar to ...) not secure; beset with difficulties

"a shaky marriage"

(unsafe is similar to ...) without financial security

"an unsecured note"

(means also ...) lacking protection or defense

(means also ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

(means also ...) susceptible to attack

"a vulnerable bridge"

Definition 3: not safe from attack - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for unsafe in the sense of this definition

(unsafe is similar to ...) susceptible to attack

"a vulnerable bridge"

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