Definition of unaware in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈwer/


Having no knowledge of a situation or fact: they were unaware of his absence
More example sentences
  • Polls against gay marriage are showing the American public is not unaware of this fact.
  • Many people may be unaware of the fact that prior to Kellistown the races were held at Graiguenaspideog.
  • The village folk are unaware of the fact that Boothanathan had kidnapped Vigathakumaran.
ignorant, unknowing, unconscious, heedless, unmindful, oblivious, incognizant, unsuspecting, uninformed, unenlightened, unwitting, innocent;
inattentive, unobservant, unperceptive, blind
informal in the dark
literary nescient


variant of unawares.



Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈwernəs/
Example sentences
  • It's ignorance and unawareness of how people feel when you talk about someone's colour and personalise that.
  • She could have been sitting there for eons for all she knew, the shield of blankness and unawareness firmly in place and ignoring any questions asked.
  • However, when I think about the problem of students' unawareness and apathy about actual change at Macalester, applying a similar solution seems absurd.

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Syllabification: un·a·ware

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