unaware [uhn-uh-wair] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unaware on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. not aware or conscious; unconscious: to be unaware of any change.


  1. unawares.

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 See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com 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.

    Sexting Is the New ‘First Base’

    Russell Saunders

    October 9, 2014

  • Her former boss, three thousand miles away in New York, was unaware of so many things.

    My Grandfather’s War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole

    Anne Sinclair

    October 5, 2014

  • The bigot today is often unaware either that he has prejudices or that he is indulging them.

    Why Bigotry Persists

    Stephen Eric Bronner

    September 28, 2014

  • It seems the braggart was unaware of the changes in the law.

    The Case of the Yakking Yakuza

    Jake Adelstein

    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.

    Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life

    Chimamanda Adichie

    August 9, 2014

  • Historical Examples of unaware

  • I almost think he was unaware of the possibility of doing otherwise.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Unaware of his funeral, Timmins himself stood scratching his poll.

    Quaint Courtships


  • “I have an idea that Mr. Galloway is as yet unaware of it,” said Hamish.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • The public, unaware of what was happening, wanted me to appear again and bow.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Mr. Dunbar may have been unaware of my existence until this moment.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • British Dictionary definitions for unaware unaware adjective

    1. (postpositive) not aware or conscious (of)unaware of the danger, he ran across the road
    2. not fully cognizant of what is going on in the worldhe’s the most unaware person I’ve ever met


    1. a variant of unawares

    Derived Formsunawarely, adverbunawareness, noun Word Origin and History for unaware

    see unawares.

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