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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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British Dictionary definitions for unawareness

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 unawareness

unaware

see unawares.

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