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unwitting

adjective

Definition: 1. not aware; 2. not intentional

Synonyms: unaware, inadvertent, unknowing, unintentional, unplanned

Antonyms: knowing, aware

Tips: Unwitting is usually used to describe someone who has unknowingly made a mistake or caused a problem. An unwitting participant in a crime, for example, may be considered completely innocent because he or she was used or manipulated.

Usage Examples:

Thereís no need to apologize; I realize it was an unwitting mistake and I donít blame you at all. (unintentional)

She unwittingly helped her boss shred some files, which she had no idea contained sensitive information pertinent to the case against their firm. (unknowingly) adverb

His unwitting comment hurt her feelings, and he found himself apologizing for something he hadn't meant to do. (inadvertent, unintentional)

The woman was an unwitting victim of an extensive crime plot. (unknowing, unaware)


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