Unwit Un*wit", n. [Pref. un- not + wit.] Want of wit or understanding; ignorance. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Unwit — Un*wit , v. t. [1st pref. un + wit.] To deprive of wit. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unwit — /un wit /, v.t., unwitted, unwitting. Obs. to render devoid of wit; derange. [1595 1605; UN 2 + WIT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • unwit — un·wit …   English syllables

  • unwit — |ən+ transitive verb Etymology: un (II) + wit, n. obsolete : to deprive of wit : derange as if some planet had unwitted men Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • unweit — in der Nähe; in geringer Entfernung; nah; einen Steinwurf entfernt (umgangssprachlich); nahebei * * * 1un|weit [ ʊnvai̮t] <Präp. mit Gen.>: in der Nähe (von jmdm., etwas): das Haus liegt unweit des Flusses; sie wohnt jetzt unweit Berlins.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • idiotic — adj 1. asinine, anserine, foolish, idiotical; silly, absurd, inane, fatuous; senseless, nonsensical, crackbrained, Scot. doiled, Sl. cockeyed, Scot, and North Eng. glaikit; ridiculous, laughable, risible, derisible, ludicrous, Sl. for the birds;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • unwitting — [unwit′iŋ] adj. [ME unwiting, altered < OE unwitende < un , not + prp. of witan, to know: see WIT2] 1. not knowing; unaware 2. not intended; unintentional unwittingly adv …   English World dictionary

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