1. inadvertent; unintentional; accidental: His insult, though unwitting, pained her.
  2. not knowing; unaware; ignorant; oblivious; unconscious: an unwitting person.

verb (used with object), un·wit·ted, un·wit·ting.

  1. Obsolete. to render devoid of wit; derange.

adjective (usually prenominal)

  1. not knowing or conscious
  2. not intentional; inadvertent

adj.Old English unwitende, from un- (1) “not” + witting. Cf. Old High German unwizzanti, German unwissend, Old Norse uvitandi, Gothic unwitands. Rare after c.1600; revived c.1800.

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