I. adjective Date: 14th century not knowing • unknowingly adverb II. noun Date: 14th century ignorance

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  • unknowing — index blind (not discerning), incognizant, insensible, unacquainted, unaware, unintentional, unversed, unwitting …   Law dictionary

  • unknowing — c.1300 (adj.) “without knowledge, ignorant,” from UN (Cf. un ) (1) “not” + prp. of KNOW (Cf. know). Noun meaning “ignorance” is mid 14c. Related: Unknowingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • unknowing — [adj] unaware blank, blind, caught napping*, daydreaming, deaf, ignorant, inattentive, in the dark*, negligent, not informed, not knowing, not told, oblivious, out of it*, out to lunch*, unbriefed, unconscious, uneducated, unenlightened,… …   New thesaurus

  • unknowing — [unnō′iŋ] adj. not knowing; ignorant or unaware unknowingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • unknowing — [[t]ʌ̱nno͟ʊɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe a person as unknowing, you mean that they are not aware of what is happening or of what they are doing. Some governments have been victims and perhaps unknowing accomplices in the bank s… …   English dictionary

  • unknowing — unknowingly, adv. /un noh ing/, adj. ignorant or unaware: unknowing aid to the enemy. [1250 1300; ME; see UN 1, KNOWING] * * * …   Universalium

  • unknowing — un|know|ing [ ʌn nouıŋ ] adjective not knowing what kind of situation you are involved in, for example because someone has tricked or cheated you: an unknowing participant in a fraud …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unknowing — adjective (only before noun) formal not realizing what you are doing or what is happening; unaware: Buying the stolen property made her an unknowing accomplice to the crime. unknowingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unknowing — adj. & n. adj. (often foll. by of) not knowing; ignorant, unconscious. n. ignorance (cloud of unknowing). Derivatives: unknowingly adv. unknowingness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • unknowing — adjective Without knowing; ignorant. And when they had fulfilled the dayes, as they returned home, the chylde Jesus boode styll in hierusalem, vnknowinge to his father and mother …   Wiktionary

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