unaware

adjective
un·aware | \ ˌən-ə-ˈwer \

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

But even its neighbors were unaware the building housed detained children until the outcry over President Donald Trump's policy put a harsh spotlight on the facilities. Kaila White, azcentral, "'End the secrecy,' says Arizona congressman touring shelter for migrant kids in home district," 6 July 2018 But many of the fans sitting in the stands for the 5-3 loss were unaware that just hours earlier, a dead body had been found in the stadium. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Braves game goes on as scheduled after dead body found in beer cooler," 27 June 2018 Those who were unaware were generally younger, Southern, married, and more likely to report an annual income of $100,000 or more. Britni Danielle, Essence.com, "This Survey Reveals What Men Really Think About #MeToo," 4 June 2018 Those who were unaware were generally younger, southern, married, and more likely to report an annual income of $100,000 or more. Benjy Hansen-bundy, Glamour, "What 1,147 Men Really Think About #MeToo," 30 May 2018 Markle's uncle Thomas confirmed that the family was still unaware what the arrangements for the royal wedding would be. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle’s Family Doesn’t Know If Her Dad Is Walking Her Down the Aisle," 15 Apr. 2018 Some fans were unaware that Quinn had passed away before the reboot began. Tamara Fuentes, Good Housekeeping, "Last Night's "Roseanne" Was By Far the Most Emotional Episode Yet," 11 Apr. 2018 Jarron Jackson, a police spokesman, said the department was unaware the charges in the case had been dropped until asked about it by The Baltimore Sun, at which point an internal investigation was opened. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "Man suing Baltimore Police after charges he tried to kill a cop are dropped," 10 Apr. 2018 But in other cases, users have been unaware that Coinhive was being used on their systems. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Salon to ad blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?," 13 Feb. 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

Statistics for unaware

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31 Aug 2018

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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 \

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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