unknowing

adjective
un·​know·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈnō-iŋ How to pronounce unknowing (audio) \

Definition of unknowing

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: not knowing

unknowing

noun

Definition of unknowing (Entry 2 of 2)

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Adjective

unknowingly \ ˌən-​ˈnō-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce unknowingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unknowing in a Sentence

Adjective

those unknowing people who think that the world is a kindly place are in for a rude awakening the poor woman has been the unknowing target of some pretty vicious gossip

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But, all good things must come to an end, and Vivian plays an unknowing hand in the theater's hard fall from grace. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' Lives Up to the Hype," 1 Aug. 2019 That would go far to address a problem that exists only because America’s fragmented payer system leaves openings in which medical profiteers thrive and unknowing patients fall. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Opponents launch constitutional attack on laws to end surprise medical bills," 2 July 2019 As Bonnie and her parents take a motor home vacation in bucolic Grand Basin, Forky turns into the unknowing facilitator of the Woody/Bo reconnection. Kenneth Turan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ grows up but still keeps the joy of toys," 20 June 2019 As Bonnie and her parents take a motor home vacation in bucolic Grand Basin, Forky turns into the unknowing facilitator of the Woody/Bo reconnection. Kenneth Turan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ grows up but still keeps the joy of toys," 20 June 2019 As Bonnie and her parents take a motor home vacation in bucolic Grand Basin, Forky turns into the unknowing facilitator of the Woody/Bo reconnection. Kenneth Turan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ grows up but still keeps the joy of toys," 20 June 2019 As Bonnie and her parents take a motor home vacation in bucolic Grand Basin, Forky turns into the unknowing facilitator of the Woody/Bo reconnection. Kenneth Turan, latimes.com, "Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ grows up but still keeps the joy of toys," 13 June 2019 All of this is tucked behind a traditional mews-style entrance on Adam’s Row that an unknowing passerby may not give a second glance, which would explain the appeal for the first guest here--a celebrated actor in town to film a movie. Rima Suqi, WSJ, "The Apartment to Book When Work Brings You to London for a While," 11 Dec. 2018 And the story didn’t specify whether the contract was knowing or unknowing, like what the nature of it was, but the headline was incredibly damning, right? Eric Johnson, Recode, "The media is responsible for President Trump and it still hasn’t learned from 2016, says Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of unknowing

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unknowing was in the 14th century

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unknowing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unknowing

: not aware of what is really happening

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