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Lacking knowledge or awareness; unaware: incognizant of the new political situation.

in·cog′ni·zance (-zəns) n.




(when postpositive, often foll by of) unaware (of)
inˈcognizance inˈcognisance n


(ɪnˈkɒg nə zənt)

lacking knowledge or awareness.
in•cog′ni•zance, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incognizant - (often followed by `of') not awareincognizant - (often followed by `of') not aware; "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
unwitting - not aware or knowing; "an unwitting subject in an experiment"
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
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Another depiction is that of the young Aje who is misunderstood by a mother who denies or is incognizant of her daughter's force.
The subsequent sentence likewise is filtered through the seemingly incognizant Hubert's dopey point of view: "He could never remember just when it was decided that they were to be married" (86).
Wordsworth's use of the word "Impress'd" to describe the object of this incognizant vision--and it is not only an image of economic progress, this track of wheel nails, but also an image of pressure and duress--recalls the central principles of the deductive empiricist epistemology that all knowledge derives from "impressions" of objects on the senses which are then correlated into patterns to define reality.
What remains, then, of the claims that our welfare state is too liberal, too undeveloped, too incognizant of the `historical mission' of the left to increase citizenship through enhancement of affluence, civility, security, equality and participation?
This relation of a physical ignorance of experience to a mentally incognizant state is most apparent in "When?
Yet, Germany's controlling elites, until this October's elections the leaders of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union-Free Democratic Party (CDU/CSU-FDP) coalition, who had worked for decades with West German commerce and industry in the formation of industrial policy, have acted, with respect to east Germany, as though they were incognizant of the phenomenon, altogether.
have described portrayal in the media as an "ever-present incognizant racism" (2001, 48) thatcan only be effectively countered by a concerted counter propaganda of the type provided by the L.