unwitting

[uhn-wit-ing]
adjective
1.
inadvertent; unintentional; accidental: His insult, though unwitting, pained her.
2.
not knowing; unaware; ignorant; oblivious; unconscious: an unwitting person.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English unwittende; see un-1, wit2, -ing2

unwittingly, adverb
unwittingness, noun
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unwit

[uhn-wit]
verb (used with object), unwitted, unwitting.
Obsolete. to render devoid of wit; derange.

Origin:
1595–1605; un-2 + wit1

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unwitting (ʌnˈwɪtɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  not knowing or conscious
2.  not intentional; inadvertent
 
[Old English unwitende, from un-1 + witting, present participle of witan to know; related to Old High German wizzan to know, Old Norse vita]
 
un'wittingly
 
adv
 
un'wittingness
 
n

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unwitting
O.E. unwitende, from un- (1) "not" + witting (see wit). Cf. O.H.G. unwizzanti, Ger. unwissend, O.N. uvitandi, Goth. unwitands. Rare after c.1600; revived c.1800.
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Example sentences
The body louse, a plague to humans and our ancestors for millions of years,
  subsists exclusively on our unwitting hospitality.
But they note that social-networking sites have been used by cyber-bullies and
  online predators to target unwitting users.
When heavy winds coincide with especially high tides, it becomes liquid chaos
  and disaster for the unwitting seafarer.
It seems to be almost unintentional, perhaps unwitting.
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