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unaware

[uhn-uh-wair]
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adjective
  1. not aware or conscious; unconscious: to be unaware of any change.
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adverb
  1. unawares.
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Origin of unaware

1585–95; un-1 + aware; compare Middle English unywar (see y-)
Related formsun·a·ware·ly, adverbun·a·ware·ness, noun

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1. unsuspecting, ignorant, unknowing.
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British Dictionary definitions for unawarely

unaware

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 worldhe's the most unaware person I've ever met
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adverb
  1. a variant of unawares
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Derived Formsunawarely, adverbunawareness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unawarely

unaware

see unawares.

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