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unaware

[uhn-uh-wair] /ˌʌn əˈwɛər/
adjective
1.
not aware or conscious; unconscious:
to be unaware of any change.
adverb
2.
Origin of unaware
1585-1595
1585-95; un-1 + aware; compare Middle English unywar (see y-)
Related forms
unawarely, adverb
unawareness, noun
Synonyms
1. unsuspecting, ignorant, unknowing.
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  • I almost think he was unaware of the possibility of doing otherwise.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • unaware of his funeral, Timmins himself stood scratching his poll.

  • "I have an idea that Mr. Galloway is as yet unaware of it," said Hamish.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The public, unaware of what was happening, wanted me to appear again and bow.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Mr. Dunbar may have been unaware of my existence until this moment.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for unaware

unaware

/ˌʌnəˈwɛə/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) not aware or conscious (of): unaware of the danger, he ran across the road
2.
not fully cognizant of what is going on in the world: he's the most unaware person I've ever met
adverb
3.
a variant of unawares
Derived Forms
unawarely, adverb
unawareness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unaware

see unawares.

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