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

Veep has never been unaware of gender politics, either, just stumbling into situations that highlight institutional biases. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Anna Chlumsky: Veep Was Never a Show About Feminism. And It Was Always a Show About Feminism.," 29 Mar. 2019 Since the end of the Ice Age, reindeer herds have grazed across northern Scandinavia happily unaware of the rise of the nation state. Author: Sveinung Sleire, Rafaela Lindeberg, Anchorage Daily News, "Reindeer ignoring borders have Norway locking antlers with Sweden," 30 June 2018 Sarandon was likely unaware of the tradition, but the Queen seemed to enjoy her company all the same. Maura Hohman, PEOPLE.com, "Susan Sarandon Just Ignored Royal Etiquette — and the Queen Loved It," 26 June 2018 Omar Coronado and Abelardo Padilla were chatting and snapping photos of the SCORE San Felipe 250 off-road race, friends said, unaware of the powerful Trophy Truck hurtling toward them. Sandra Dibble, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Felipe 250 accident bring tragedy and questions for off-road racing," 14 May 2018 Then David, also adopted, also unaware, read those newspaper stories and made three. Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Boots Riley’s and Daveed Diggs’ Oakland films lead alternative summer list," 27 Apr. 2018 Members of her family and her party were unaware of any threats against her life, according to local media. Walter Brandimarte, Bloomberg.com, "Councilwoman’s Murder Deals Blow to Temer’s Security Policy in Rio," 15 Mar. 2018 But the scientist was at the edge of death, unaware of his surroundings, for 10 days. Martin Boland, Scientific American, "What We Know about Novichok, the ‘Newby’ Nerve Agent Linked to Russia," 14 Mar. 2018 Blissfully unaware of his own awfulness, the Seattle teen with the goofy ponyhawk and wobbly vocals stayed in the mix to judge Simon Cowell's eternal consternation. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "'American Idol,' Where Are They Now? From Jennifer Hudson to Sanjaya, Clay Aiken, Daughtry & Ruben Studdard," 9 Mar. 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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