Unwitting
Unwitting Un*wit"ting, a. Not knowing; unconscious; ignorant. -- {Un*wit"ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • unwitting — I adjective accidental, adventitious, aimless, blind, chance, fortuitous, ignorant, inadvertent, insciens, inscius, involuntary, purposeless, thoughtless, unapprized, unaware, unconscious, undesigned, unexpected, uninformed, unintended,… …   Law dictionary

  • unwitting — O.E. unwitende, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + witting (see WIT (Cf. wit)). Cf. O.H.G. unwizzanti, Ger. unwissend, O.N. uvitandi, Goth. unwitands. Rare after c.1600; revived c.1800 …   Etymology dictionary

  • unwitting — [adj] without fully realizing accidental, aimless, chance, comatose, forgetful, haphazard, ignorant, inadvertent, incognizant, inconversant, innocent, involuntary, numb, oblivious, senseless, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, undesigned,… …   New thesaurus

  • unwitting — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not aware of the full facts. 2) unintentional. DERIVATIVES unwittingly adverb. ORIGIN Old English, «not knowing or realizing» …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • unwitting — [[t]ʌnwɪ̱tɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe a person or their actions as unwitting, you mean that the person does something or is involved in something without realizing it. We re unwitting victims of the system... It had been an unwitting… …   English dictionary

  • unwitting — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. not knowing ; unaware < kept the truth from their unwitting friends > 2. not intended ; inadvertent < an unwitting mistake > • unwittingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unwitting — unwittingly, adv. unwittingness, n. /un wit ing/, adj. 1. inadvertent; unintentional; accidental: His insult, though unwitting, pained her. 2. not knowing; unaware; ignorant; oblivious; unconscious: an unwitting person. [bef. 900; ME; OE… …   Universalium

  • unwitting — adjective 1) an unwitting accomplice Syn: unknowing, unconscious, unsuspecting, oblivious, unaware, innocent, in the dark Ant: knowing 2) an unwitting mistake Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unwitting — adjective a) unaware or uninformed Some people, apparently, have thought about it and reached the conclusion that every case of being misinformed is unwitting b) unintentional See Also: unweeting, witting …   Wiktionary

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