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


Origin of unaware

1585–95; un-1 + aware; compare Middle English unywar (see y-)

Other words for unaware

Other words from unaware

  • un·a·ware·ly, adverb
  • un·a·ware·ness, noun

Words Nearby unaware

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How to use unaware in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unaware


/ (ˌʌnəˈwɛə) /

  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

  1. a variant of unawares

Derived forms of unaware

  • unawarely, adverb
  • unawareness, noun

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