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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.
He said 'the employees had approached the court and we are witting for the court decision.
According to a person familiar with Simpsons testimony who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, Simpson did not mean to suggest the FBI had a direct, or witting, source of information from within the Trump campaign.
The former rebel Marine captain and ardent Duterte critic said the communist rebels could be a witting or unwitting partner in the President's scheme.
Hannah Relf, Malcolm's mentor and an increasingly witting and willing accomplice in the war "We can only defend democracy by being undemocratic.
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By the time he stepped down as CIA director in January, Brennan stressed, "I had unresolved questions in my mind about whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting US persons, involved in the campaign or not, to work on their behalf, again, either in a witting or unwitting fashion.
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Tech companies own, gather, use, and trade data on users, and sometimes become witting or unwitting parties to repression - taking down websites or social media accounts mislabeled by others as spam or allegedly abusive.
CAST Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Jason Butler Hamer, Harris Yulin, Linda Emond, Alexandra Wentworth, Michael Chernus, Marin Ireland, Danny Burstein, Gabriel Ebert, Kathryn Hahn, Scott Shepherd, Steve Witting