witting

[ wit-ing ]
/ ˈwɪt ɪŋ /

adjective

knowing; aware; conscious.

noun

North England. knowledge.

Nearby words

  1. wittgenstein,
  2. wittgenstein, ludwig,
  3. wittgenstein, ludwig josef johann,
  4. wittgensteinian,
  5. witticism,
  6. wittingly,
  7. wittol,
  8. witty,
  9. witwatersrand,
  10. wive

Origin of witting

First recorded in 1250–1300, witting is from the Middle English word witing. See wit2, -ing2, -ing1

Related formswit·ting·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for wittingly

witting

/ (ˈwɪtɪŋ) /

adjective rare

deliberate; intentionala witting insult
aware; knowing
Derived Formswittingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for wittingly

witting

adj.

"aware," mid-14c. (implied in wittingly), present participle adjective from wit (v.).

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