unknowing


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un·know·ing

 (ŭn-nō′ĭng)
adj.
Not knowing; unaware.

un·know′ing·ly adv.

unknowing

(ʌnˈnəʊɪŋ)
adj
1. not knowing; ignorant
2. (often foll by: of) without knowledge or unaware (of)
unˈknowingly adv

un•know•ing

(ʌnˈnoʊ ɪŋ)

adj.
ignorant or unaware.
[1250–1300]
un•know′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unknowing - ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)
ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
Adj.1.unknowing - unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge; "he was completely ignorant of the circumstances"; "an unknowledgeable assistant"; "his rudeness was unwitting"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"

unknowing

adjective
Translations

unknowing

[ˈʌnˈnəʊɪŋ] ADJinconsciente
she was the unknowing causeella fue la causa, inconscientemente

unknowing

adj agentunbewusst, ohne es zu wissen; he was the unknowing cause of …er war unwissentlich or ohne es zu wissen die Ursache für …

unknowing

[ʌnˈnəʊɪŋ] adjinconsapevole, ignaro/a
References in classic literature ?
"To sundry it is given to be drawn away, and to be apart from the body for a season; for, as concerning rills which would flow across each other the weaker is borne along by the stronger, so there be certain of kin whose paths intersecting, their souls do bear company, the while their bodies go fore-appointed ways, unknowing."
And the d'Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently.
It was as if, unknowing, I had strayed outside the magic circle.
By came a citizen, rotund, comfortable, home-hurrying, unknowing of the delights of waving silken scarfs on the borders of dimly-lit parks.
A narrow ledge, scarce a foot wide, was all that had been left to carry the initiated past that frightful cavity into which the unknowing must surely have toppled at the first step.
But for the momentary shining of the sun upon the emblazoned device on the prow of your craft, I had passed on unknowing."
This poor mother, all unknowing, and all for the best as she think, does such thing as lose her daughter body and soul, and we must not tell her, we must not even warn her, or she die, then both die.
So Robin lay watching the Friar, and the Friar, all unknowing that he was so overlooked, ate his meal placidly.
I remained standing on the spot where he had left me, unwilling to depart, and yet unknowing why I should loiter there.
It was as though all unknowing I had heard a whisper or seen something.
A Cause was put out into the world, and, old or young, sick or sound, knowing or unknowing, who can rein in the effect of that Cause?
Fitzpatrick added: "Tens of thousands of puppies are farmed and transported across the UK to be sold to unknowing families.