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unaware

[uhn-uh-wair] /ˌʌn əˈwɛər/
adjective
1.
not aware or conscious; unconscious:
to be unaware of any change.
adverb
2.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; un-1 + aware; compare Middle English unywar (see y-)
Related forms
unawarely, adverb
unawareness, noun
Synonyms
1. unsuspecting, ignorant, unknowing.
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Examples for unaware
  • They may be deaf or blind, unaware of a neurologist's questions.
  • Even more remarkably, for two decades they were unaware this arresting glimpse into their lives even existed.
  • Thornton, who had been trained as a physician but was now trying his hand at architecture, seemed unaware of the oppressive heat.
  • She was in a petticoat now, and corsets which bulged, and unaware of being seen in bulgy corsets.
  • However, some members of the academic community are unaware of this information.
  • The position has become indispensable, no matter that many people on campus are unaware of the safety officer's existence.
  • Student are not unaware of the options available for those willing to pay, yet it seems that many in academia are.
  • Mothers and fathers loved their ugly or unintelligent kids because they were unaware that their kids were ugly and unintelligent.
  • It is my experience that many mental-health professionals are unaware of how extremely obedient they are to authorities.
  • And completely unaware of anything else in the universe.
British Dictionary definitions for unaware

unaware

/ˌʌnəˈwɛə/
adjective
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
adverb
3.
a variant of unawares
Derived Forms
unawarely, adverb
unawareness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unaware

see unawares.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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