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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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Individuals (incognizantly) employ the cultural tools they deem the most appropriate for the specific contexts they find themselves in (Wertsch 1993).
Regarded within this admittedly restrictive framework, Felicite's story becomes a microcosm of the process by which the true believer grows slowly, often incognizantly, into a relationship with the most elusive and difficult-to-define Person of the Holy Trinity.