unsafe

un|safe [ˌʌnˈseıf] adj
1.) dangerous or likely to cause harm
The building is unsafe.
water that's unsafe to drink
2.) likely to be harmed
Many people feel unsafe walking alone at night.
3.) BrE an unsafe judgment in a court of law is based on facts that may be wrong
an unsafe conviction
4.) unsafe sex
sex without using a ↑condom

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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