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Related to witting: reproachfully, placating


1. Aware or conscious of something.
2. Done intentionally or with premeditation; deliberate.
Present participle of wit2.
n. Chiefly British
1. Knowledge or awareness; cognizance.
2. Information obtained and passed on; news.

wit′ting·ly adv.


1. deliberate; intentional: a witting insult.
2. aware; knowing
ˈwittingly adv


(ˈwɪt ɪŋ)

1. aware.
2. knowledge.
wit′ting•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.witting - aware or knowing; "a witting tool of the Communists"
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
unwitting - not aware or knowing; "an unwitting subject in an experiment"
2.witting - intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"
intended - resulting from one's intentions; "your intended trip abroad"; "an intended insult"


References in classic literature ?
Such a deliciously creepy song it was, in which they pretended to be frightened at their own shadows, little witting that so soon shadows would close in upon them, from whom they would shrink in real fear.
I have the acquaintance of a deliciously pretty girl, who is always sulky, and the thoughtless beseech her to be bright, not witting wherein lies her heroism.
Tenders are invited for Electrical Installation Work at the Mother witting Room to SNCU and Other places within the premises at Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda.
Witting said the owner's personal details in the database are never shared.
Without the lawyer's witting or unwitting collusion, a large part or most of these mortgage problems would have been avoided as, had the buyer become aware of these obstacles, he or she would simply not have bought the property.
Non-championship, Intermediates: 1 Scott Witting (Sherco) 22, 2 Jenson Little (Gas Gas) 59, 3 Philip Whitehead (Beta) 70.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks suggested that Al-Qaeda funding, about $30 million per year, was largely diversions from Islamic charities and facilitators who collected money from "both witting and unwitting donors, primarily in the Gulf region.
Other witting promoters of the law, like comedian Zach Galifianakis and his surrealist Between Two Ferns web broadcast, simply traded editorial space for a chance to interview the president of the United States.
He told MPs the criticism came from "plain old Islamaphobia, either witting or unwitting".
And Lee Donaghy, Vice Principal of Park View School in Alum Rock, hit back at a damning Ofsted report by insisting the Trojan Horse controversy came from "plain old Islamaphobia, either witting or unwitting".
If I was known that the measles vaccination will react such like and make my child to this condition then I would never vaccinated my child from measles", the mother little child was weeping while he was witting her tears with her shawl.
This history produced results both witting and unwitting and is labelled in this series as "the history of consequences.