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unknowing

[ uhn-noh-ing ]
/ ʌnˈnoʊ ɪŋ /
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adjective

ignorant or unaware: unknowing aid to the enemy.

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Origin of unknowing

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, knowing

OTHER WORDS FROM unknowing

un·know·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unknowing

unknowing
/ (ʌnˈnəʊɪŋ) /

adjective

not knowing; ignorant
(postpositive often foll by of) without knowledge or unaware (of)

Derived forms of unknowing

unknowingly, adverb
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