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

According to the latest statistics released by the Joint United Nations Program UNAIDS, 36.9 million people globally are living with HIV and 25 percent of those infected are unaware of their status. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Stars in Moving PSA to End HIV and Get More People Testing," 17 Nov. 2018 The sequence of events seems essentially right, except for the quaint idea that Bobby—or anybody else who read a newspaper or gossip column over the previous twenty years—was unaware of Sinatra’s fraternizing with the Mob. Lee Server, Town & Country, "The Real Reason Frank Sinatra Was Banned from the Kennedy White House," 7 Nov. 2018 But neither Zuckerberg nor Sandberg could or would say who hired the firm — and the company’s top two executives were unaware of the relationship until yesterday, Zuckerberg said. Nick Statt, The Verge, "No one at Facebook seems to know who hired a DC opposition research firm," 15 Nov. 2018 The conspirators seemed unaware that most of these men did not open their own mail. David Pietrusza, WSJ, "Bombs in the Mail Bring Echoes of Anarchism," 2 Nov. 2018 But the team behind Disenchantment, the first Matt Groening animated series since Futurama launched in 1999, seems blissfully unaware of hot TV trends—and is all the better for it. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Disenchantment review: Groening’s new Netflix toon is off to a bloody good start," 7 Aug. 2018 An employee at the hotel, who declined to give her name, seemed unaware of the stunt, but said the room was booked last night. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "Clusterfest 2018: The Lonely Island post-concert invite was real, and loyal fans got T-shirts," 2 June 2018 Musk seems unaware that there are fact-checking sites and social media efforts, however flawed, that attempt to hold journalists accountable. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Elon Musk veers off the road in assailing the media," 29 May 2018 Trump seems entirely unaware of the idea that Sessions chose to recuse himself so as to avoid the idea of impropriety in the investigation. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Donald Trump's FBI tweet reveals how little he cares about how government should work," 21 May 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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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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