Adjective "unsafe" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not safe; dangerous.
  1. 'I would think that you know better than anybody else how safe or unsafe the cars are.'
  2. 'For a time, the fire was so dangerous, it was unsafe for firefighters to even be up here.'
  3. 'I have friends of all ages who avoid visiting the town at night because they feel threatened and unsafe.'
  4. 'Only the ground floor has remained in use after the first floor was deemed structurally unsafe in the 1950s.'
  5. 'Their belief is people themselves have the right to choose what is safe and unsafe.'
  6. 'As of now our roads are equally unsafe for vehicle drivers and pedestrians.'
  7. 'If the bonfire is deemed unsafe the police or fire service will report it to Bradford Council which will arrange for it to be removed.'
  8. 'He learned that conditions were treacherous and it was unsafe to go to the cliff edge.'
  9. 'People are viewed as free agents capable of choosing between safe and unsafe modes of behaviour.'
  10. 'Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them.'
(of a verdict or conviction) not based on reliable evidence and likely to constitute a miscarriage of justice.
  1. 'For those reasons, we consider that the conviction was unsafe in the case of both appellants.'
  2. 'I hope these are grounds in law to show that the verdict was unsafe.'
  3. 'On this appeal four grounds are relied upon in support of the submission that the appellant's conviction is unsafe.'


1. secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place.

2. free from hurt, injury, danger, or risk: to arrive safe and sound.

3. involving little or no risk of mishap, error, etc.: a safe estimate.

4. dependable or trustworthy: a safe guide.

5. careful to avoid danger or controversy: a safe player; a safe play.

6. denied the chance to do harm; in secure custody: a criminal safe in jail.

7. Baseball. reaching base without being p

More examples(as adjective)

"conditions can be unsafe for helicopters."

"venues can be unsafe for representatives."

"streets can be unsafe for carriers."

"roads can be unsafe for cyclings."

"people can be unsafe in types."

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