unwitting

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adjective un·wit·ting \ˌən-ˈwi-tiŋ\

Definition of unwitting

  1. 1 :  not knowing :  unaware kept the truth from their unwitting friends

  2. 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


UNWITTING Defined for English Language Learners

unwitting

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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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