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

in·cog′ni·zance (-zəns) n.
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(when postpositive, often foll by of) unaware (of)
inˈcognizance inˈcognisance n
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(ɪnˈkɒg nə zənt)

lacking knowledge or awareness.
in•cog′ni•zance, n.
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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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Researchers in African American studies have deployed afro-normative and afro-normativity to designate the critical awareness of race-based African American experiences and a critical vigilance against research bias that is incognizant of the specificities and variables that shape African American communities (Wilson and McCoy 2009).
He also claimed to be incognizant of anything pertaining to the Panama Papers.
Moreover, Dyer and Andreasen (1999) indicated teachers were inattentive to safety laws (i.e., local, state and national) and incognizant of their ability to provide safe working environments in the laboratory.
Take the case of a news item which laid down prospective bills to be tabled by Leave campaigners if Brexit happens.12 Proposed laws were incognizant of legalities as later turned out but the paper did not publish any corrigenda.
President Duterte has threatened to close the island to make way for rehabilitation, but even though the government has yet to admit the real score behind the shutdown, we are not incognizant to the fact that some giant developers might take over and monopolize the resorts to rake profit at the expense of our local businesses and patrimonial rights.
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:
Research by scholars around the world indicates a growing concern that college students are somewhat incognizant of both the positive and negative implications that arise when employers scour the Internet, scrutinizing digital footprints of potential hires (Babic, Kresic, & Kucel, 2014; Kelly, Christen, & Snyder, 2013; Pozzi, 2015).
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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