adjective un·know·ing \-ˈnō-iŋ\

: not aware of what is really happening

Full Definition of UNKNOWING

:  not knowing
un·know·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNKNOWING

  1. <those unknowing people who think that the world is a kindly place are in for a rude awakening>
  2. <the poor woman has been the unknowing target of some pretty vicious gossip>

First Known Use of UNKNOWING

14th century



Definition of UNKNOWING

:  ignorance

First Known Use of UNKNOWING

14th century


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