unaware

[ uhn-uh-wair ]
/ ˌʌn əˈwɛər /

adjective

not aware or conscious; unconscious: to be unaware of any change.

adverb


Nearby words

  1. unauthorized,
  2. unavailability,
  3. unavailable,
  4. unavailing,
  5. unavoidable,
  6. unawares,
  7. unbacked,
  8. unbalance,
  9. unbalanced,
  10. unbalanced translocation

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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British Dictionary definitions for unaware

unaware

/ (ˌʌnəˈwɛə) /

adjective

(postpositive) not aware or conscious (of)unaware of the danger, he ran across the road
not fully cognizant of what is going on in the worldhe's the most unaware person I've ever met

adverb

a variant of unawares
Derived Formsunawarely, adverbunawareness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unaware

unaware

see unawares.

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