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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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From inception of him taking over the power, he was vacillating, completely incognizant and uncertain in purpose and action, and totally turning a blind-eye to everything and anything that his party members were indulging in - just to remind few:
In this regard, it is possible to argue that despite the contents' descriptive and informative wording, this book is written as a reaction to incognizant non-Muslims, if not also for the same group of Muslims.
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loves nothing so well as to soar in those regions of illimitable intuition which are utterly incognizant of "path.
Accordingly, the hermeneutic approach valorises the "contrastive foil" function inherent in the critical encounter with otherness in virtue of its potential not only to make participants aware of entrenched prejudgments which delimit their ability to see beyond their familiar way of thinking, but also to alert them to new possibilities embodied in the others' stance of which they were hitherto incognizant.
They seem to be incognizant of the harmful effects of sun exposure.
This can scarcely be overemphasized, for it helps elevate Swinburne from the status of a mere dandy, basking in art-induced highs while blissfully incognizant of societal dilemmas, and makes him instead a poet--and critic--with an ambitious cultural and political agenda.
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This seems to have puzzled some critics who have questioned Mina's inability to transcribe the events that happened and will happen to her personally as if she were incognizant of those events; it seems to them that she could create a "distinctive voice for herself" only by "repeating and reconfiguring the language of others" (Riquelme 2002, 569-70).
Note the similar slippage from "I" into "we" that he contrives by snuggling up close to an incognizant Faustine: "The other nights I lie on a mat on the floor, beside her bed.