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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.
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1. deliberate; intentional: a witting insult.
2. aware; knowing
ˈwittingly adv
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(ˈwɪt ɪŋ)

1. aware.
2. knowledge.
wit′ting•ly, adv.
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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"
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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.
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'It is abundantly clear the statements were made by you with the deliberate and witting intention to harass, intimidate and embarrass our client.'
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'It's not a question of judgment and error, it's a question of malice and the witting violation of the Constitution,' Lagman said.