unknowing

[ uhn-noh-ing ]
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adjective
  1. ignorant or unaware: unknowing aid to the enemy.

Origin of unknowing

1
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
  1. not knowing; ignorant

  2. (postpositive often foll by of) without knowledge or unaware (of)

Derived forms of unknowing

  • unknowingly, adverb

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