Definition of unwitting in English:

unwitting

Line breaks: un|wit¦ting
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwɪtɪŋ
 
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adjective

Derivatives

unwittingly

adverb
[sentence adverb]: quite unwittingly you played right into my hands that night
More example sentences
  • It is not beyond us to change the system so that mistakes are not made - even unwittingly.
  • He, unwittingly, shows that he is perhaps not as dumb as people think.
  • Often unwittingly, it plugs an ideology strikingly at odds with his personal commitment.

unwittingness

noun
More example sentences
  • We can, he occasionally intimates, learn to enjoy our own unwittingness.
  • It's like an initial second of unwittingness, and then gradual recognition of the familiarity.
  • Through our own unwittingness we have become slaves to our own devices.

Origin

Old English unwitende 'not knowing or realizing' (see un-1, wit2).

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