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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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  • No doubt she had been unaware of my identity as his visitor, or she would never dared to have lurked there.

    The Sign of Silence William Le Queux
  • Long have I sought for rest, and, unaware, Behold I find it!

    Endymion John Keats
  • Abara and Mister Johnson returned in silence, under the trees behind Spearman, who was unaware of them.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • But, as if he were unaware of what had happened, Dante went on with his recitation of the poem.

    The God of Love Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • unaware that he added to his master's difficulties, Bobby leaped upon him and licked the beloved face that he could not see.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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