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unaware

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM unaware

un·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 forms of unaware

unawarely, adverbunawareness, noun
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