unwitting

adjective un·wit·ting \ ˌən-ˈwi-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of unwitting

1 : not knowing : unaware
  • kept the truth from their unwitting friends
2 : not intended : inadvertent
  • an unwitting mistake

unwittingly

play \ˌən-ˈwi-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unwitting in a Sentence

  1. He kept the truth from his unwitting friends.

  2. an unwitting victim of fraud

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First Known Use of unwitting

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNWITTING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unwitting for English Language Learners

  • : not aware of what is really happening

  • : not intended or planned



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