unaware

adjective
un·​aware | \ ˌən-ə-ˈwer How to pronounce unaware (audio) \

Definition of unaware

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not aware : ignorant unaware of the problem

unaware

adverb

Definition of unaware (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from unaware

Adjective

unawarely adverb
unawareness noun

Examples of unaware in a Sentence

Adjective she was unaware of the change in travel plans Adverb the predawn attack took the airmen completely unaware
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The family's lawyer, James Bible, told CBS affiliate KIRO-TV that the family was unaware additional officers were involved until now. CBS News, "2 new officers identified in death of Black man as lawyer blasts "coverup"," 1 Jan. 2021 Many people are unaware that some credit cards include various travel insurance benefits, which could come in handy during your next trip. Jennifer Yellin, CNN Underscored, "Having a credit card with trip insurance could save you thousands on your next vacation," 24 Dec. 2020 Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was unaware that Bowser had dropped into coverage and tried to force a pass to receiver Rashard Higgins. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Mike Preston: Ravens investment in Bowser is paying off | COMMENTARY," 19 Dec. 2020 Barton said people were unaware that the clerk's office had the ballots available starting at the end of September. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Clerks: Unprecedented absentee voter turnout in metro Detroit ahead of Election Day," 3 Nov. 2020 But many who relied primarily on Facebook for news remained unaware of current events. Sidney Fussell, Wired, "It's Hard to Escape Facebook's Vortex of Polarization," 30 Oct. 2020 Some officials were unaware they were involved in any kind of task force, real or otherwise, according to the government. Washington Post, "How a ‘diabolical’ former DEA staffer conned the intelligence community," 28 Oct. 2020 With fume events, passengers are often unaware that their air supply has been contaminated. Los Angeles Times, "Smells on a plane: Have you been exposed to toxic chemicals while flying?," 17 Dec. 2020 The streets and beaches remain full of unmasked people who are either unaware or unbothered by the alarming health warnings. Washington Post, "The coronavirus has come roaring back into Brazil, shattering illusions it wouldn’t," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unaware

Adjective

1696, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaware was in 1581

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9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Unaware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaware. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for unaware

unaware

adjective
How to pronounce unaware (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unaware

: not having knowledge about something : not aware

unaware

adverb
un·​aware | \ ˌən-ə-ˈwer How to pronounce unaware (audio) \

Kids Definition of unaware

 (Entry 1 of 2)

unaware

adjective

Kids Definition of unaware (Entry 2 of 2)

: not having knowledge : not aware They're unaware of the danger.

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