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 Overall, 70 percent of adults of any age were unaware of the link between HPV and other cancers. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Most adults unaware of link between HPV and oral, penile and anal cancers," 16 Sep. 2019 The actress has said her daughter was unaware of the arrangement. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in admissions scandal, possible sign of what’s to come for others charged," 13 Sep. 2019 The actress has said her daughter was unaware of the arrangement. Collin Binkley, The Denver Post, "Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam," 13 Sep. 2019 Few, if any, who come here are unaware of his storied career, and his omnipresence on the property makes for an easy rapport with his guests. Dan Rys, Billboard, "In Jamaica With Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell," 12 Sep. 2019 Chloe dumped Bryce months ago, and Zach claims Bryce was unaware of the deep connection between Zach and his ex-girlfriend. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 The Archdiocese of Cincinnati was unaware of the rape accusations until prosecutors notified church officials Monday morning, Deters said. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "West Side priest Geoff Drew indicted on rape charges," 19 Aug. 2019 He's aided by Poe's friend Jarek Yaeger (Scott Lawrence) and butts heads with mechanic Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath), who is unaware of his true identity. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Kylo Ren makes a cameo in trailer for Star Wars Resistance season two," 14 Aug. 2019 Previously, Mesquita said the district was unaware of Wamsley's posts until the Phoenix New Times published them. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Former Phoenix officer retires from teaching after controversial Facebook posts," 10 Sep. 2019

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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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28 Sep 2019

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The first known use of unaware was in 1581

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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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