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

Hegel may have been unaware of all of this, but here, without a doubt, was African history as world history. Howard W. French, The New York Review of Books, "Africa’s Lost Kingdoms," 17 June 2019 Conor McMahon, who were unaware of the operation, the ruling says. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Judge reveals how Navy tracked attorneys’ emails trying to find a reporter’s source," 14 June 2019 Code enforcement officials were unaware a neighbor had camels until a broadcast report showed a grainy photo of the dromedaries on the 13-acre estate. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Orange County decides: goats are a no go in residential neighborhoods," 12 June 2019 The fighter surprised Western observers who were unaware Russia was working on a new fighter program. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What’s Going on With Russia’s New Stealth Fighter?," 18 May 2019 In a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday, one prominent Democratic voter appeared to be unaware of both the strong economy and the broad tax relief. James Freeman, WSJ, "Biden, Death and Taxes," 30 Apr. 2019 Rank-and-file House Republicans were also unaware of it. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Thousands of sensitive emails stolen in intrusion of Republican campaign arm," 4 Dec. 2018 Shelnutt was initially unaware of the insect (which, again, looked huge) crawling up her neck. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Softball player freaks out when a huge bug crawls up her neck during news conference," 6 June 2018 Luckily, Disick and Richie were blissfully unaware of the turmoil in their relationship, at least according to Disick on Instagram. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Scott Disick ‘Had No Idea’ He and Sofia Richie Had Broken Up," 5 June 2018

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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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Dictionary Entries near unaware

unavowed

unawakened

unawarded

unaware

unawaredly

unawares

unawed

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The first known use of unaware was in 1581

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More Definitions for unaware

unaware

adjective

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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