unsafe

UK [ʌnˈseɪf] / US [ˌʌnˈseɪf] adjective
Word forms "unsafe":
adjective unsafe comparative unsafer superlative unsafest
1) dangerous

The heating systems were unsafe to use.

unsafe levels of radiation

I feel unsafe walking around this neighbourhood.

2) involving a lot of risk, for example the risk of losing something or of being harmed

an unsafe investment

3) unsafe sex is sex that people have without protecting themselves against diseases or the possibility of becoming pregnant
4) legal British not based on reliable evidence

The Court of Appeal ruled that the conviction was unsafe.


English dictionary. 2014.

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