unaware [uhn-uh-wair] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- not aware or conscious; unconscious: to be unaware of any change.
Origin of unaware 1585–95; un-1 + aware; compare Middle English unywar (see y-)Related formsun·a·ware·ly, adverbun·a·ware·ness, nounSynonyms for unaware 1. unsuspecting, ignorant, unknowing. Related Words for unaware uninformed, heedless, unfamiliar, unconcerned, negligent, oblivious, incognizant, blind, careless, forgetful, inattentive, insensible, unacquainted, unconscious, unenlightened, unknowing, unmindful, unsuspecting, unwitting, nescient Examples from the Web for unaware Contemporary Examples of unaware
Teens may be unaware of the potential for their private images to end up being disseminated.
October 9, 2014
Her former boss, three thousand miles away in New York, was unaware of so many things.
October 5, 2014
The bigot today is often unaware either that he has prejudices or that he is indulging them.
Stephen Eric Bronner
September 28, 2014
It seems the braggart was unaware of the changes in the law.
September 16, 2014
He has a lean, crackling energy about him, a sense of dramatic flourish, a resonant voice that is not unaware of its own music.
August 9, 2014
Historical Examples of unaware
I almost think he was unaware of the possibility of doing otherwise.
Unaware of his funeral, Timmins himself stood scratching his poll.
“I have an idea that Mr. Galloway is as yet unaware of it,” said Hamish.
Mrs. Henry Wood
The public, unaware of what was happening, wanted me to appear again and bow.
Mr. Dunbar may have been unaware of my existence until this moment.
M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for unaware unaware adjective
- (postpositive) not aware or conscious (of)unaware of the danger, he ran across the road
- not fully cognizant of what is going on in the worldhe’s the most unaware person I’ve ever met
- a variant of unawares
Derived Formsunawarely, adverbunawareness, noun Word Origin and History for unaware