incognizant

[ in-kog-nuh-zuh nt ]
/ ɪnˈkɒg nə zənt /

adjective

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
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Examples from the Web for 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

incognizant

/ (ɪnˈkɒɡnɪzənt) /

adjective

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

incognizant


adj.

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

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