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

Some businesses contacted by the Courier Journal were unaware that their services might fall under the new rules. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Get used to paying more for services (auto repair, gyms) under new tax," 29 June 2018 Instead, my elevator rose from the embarkation point directly to Deck 10, taking me and my fellow prisoners swiftly to a lunch buffet — a brilliant plan though a bit disconcerting for the unaware. David G. Molyneaux, miamiherald, "This cruise ship's elevators may be smarter than you," 30 May 2018 Before turning amorous, a male and a female bear wrestle in the backyard of Tom Stienstra’s mountain cabin, unaware that the night-vision wildlife cam is on, capturing them at play. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "It’s nature’s way, caught on camera," 27 May 2018 Yep, that's her unsuspecting bestie Jordyn Woods changing her shirt, totally unaware that Kylie is taking a selfie and sharing it with her ONE HUNDRED EIGHT MILLION FOLLOWERS. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "People Are DYING Over the Background of Kylie Jenner's Latest Thirst Trap," 9 May 2018 Rankins and her family pleaded with hospital employees, unaware that her son had already been pronounced dead. Sydney Scott, Essence.com, "The Quick Read: Bobbi Brown Is Still Struggling With Losing Bobbi Kristina," 1 May 2018 Folks can and do drive right past it, unaware of the creative ideas percolating inside. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "Cool Spaces: This live-work building in Crestwood makes artists' dreams come true," 19 Apr. 2018 Most people are woefully unaware of how much data Facebook collects about them, and then how that data is used. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: The Facebook spying myth that won’t go away," 16 Apr. 2018 The tension is cut by the reveal that the two grew up together, but the troopers are somehow unaware of FN’s treason. Laura Raphael, Esquire, "Tom Hardy’s Deleted 'Star Wars' Scene Is Pretty Intense," 13 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

Statistics for unaware

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28 Sep 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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