[in-kog-nuh-zuh nt]


not cognizant; without knowledge or awareness; unaware (usually followed by of).

Origin of incognizant

First recorded in 1830–40; in-3 + cognizant
Related formsin·cog·ni·zance, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for incognizant

ignorant, oblivious, uninformed, unknowing

Examples from the Web for incognizant

Historical Examples of incognizant

  • We cannot suppose him, on the night of the fatal Sunday, both innocent himself and incognizant of an outrage committed.

British Dictionary definitions for incognizant



(when postpositive, often foll by of) unaware (of)
Derived Formsincognizance, noun
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Word Origin and History for incognizant

1837, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + cognizant.

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