An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dangerous)
a. peligroso
It was reported that the mentioned antidepressant may be unsafe for older patients.Se informó que el antidepresivo mencionado puede ser peligroso para pacientes mayores.
b. inseguro
You shouldn't walk through unsafe neighborhoods at night.No deberías caminar por barrios inseguros por la noche.
2. (exposed to danger)
a. inseguro
I felt quite unsafe stepping out onto the narrow suspension bridge.Me sentí bastante insegura caminando por el angosto puente colgante.
3. (legal) (United Kingdom)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The judge held the evidence to be unsafe.El juez consideró que las pruebas quedaban abiertas a revisión judicial.
The verdict was found to be unsafe due to evidence that had been tampered with.Se halló que el veredicto no estaba sustentado en pruebas fehacientes debido a que estas habían sido manipuladas.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dangerous)
a. peligroso(a)
2. (at risk)
a. inseguro(a), en peligro
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unsafe [ˈʌnˈseɪf]
1 (dangerous) [+building, neighbourhood] peligroso; poco seguro; [+machine, vehicle, wiring] poco seguro; peligroso; [+working conditions] peligroso
the car is unsafe to drive el coche no está en condiciones de conducirlo; it is unsafe to walk there at night es peligroso caminar por ahí de noche; to declare a building unsafe declarar un edificio un peligro
unsafe to drink/eat they are refusing to work in what they consider unsafe conditions it is unsafe to let him have a gun
2 (in danger)
to be unsafe [+person] estar en peligro; to feel unsafe no sentirse seguro
3 (Jur) (dubious) [+evidence, conviction, verdict] abierto a revisión judicial
unsafe and unsatisfactory Lord Taylor said in his 45-minute judgment that fresh medical evidence that Ahluwalia might have been suffering from diminished responsibility at the time of the 1989 killing rendered her murder conviction unsafe and unsatisfactory
4 (unprotected)
unsafe sex relaciones (f) sexuales sin protección
in most cases the disease had been contracted through unsafe sex
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