unaware

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unwary, unwarned; oblivious, ignorant. See ignorance.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. uninformed, unknowing, oblivious, ignorant, not cognizant, unmindful, heedless, negligent, careless, insensible, forgetful, unconcerned, blind, deaf, inattentive, without notice, out of it*, square*, unhip*, out to lunch*, deaf to, dead to, caught napping, in a daze, not seeing the forest for the trees*.
Ant. conscious*, aware, cognizant.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
unconscious, unknowing, ignorant, oblivious, unsuspecting, unwitting, blind, deaf, asleep, *out to lunch, *off in space.
ANT.: aware, conscious, knowing
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Not aware or informed: ignorant, innocent, oblivious, unacquainted, unconscious, unenlightened, unfamiliar, uninformed, unknowing, unwitting. Idiom: in the dark. See KNOWLEDGE.

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  • unaware — unaware, unawares 1. The adjective unaware is used predicatively (i.e. after a verb) and is followed either by of or by a that clause: • She still seemed unaware of the peril that she was in M. Lide, 1991 • Quite unaware that he had a month s… …   Modern English usage

  • unaware — [un΄ə wer′] adj. 1. not aware or conscious [unaware of danger] 2. Rare unwary adv. UNAWARES unawareness n …   English World dictionary

  • Unaware — Un a*ware , a. Not aware; not noticing; giving no heed; thoughtless; inattentive. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unaware — Un a*ware , adv. Unawares. [Poetic] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unaware — I adjective blinded, heedless, ignarus, ignorant, inattentive, incognizant, inexpectant, inscius, insensible, mindless, nescient, nescius, oblivious, off guard, surprised, unacquainted, unadvised, unapprised, unconscious, undiscerning,… …   Law dictionary

  • unaware — see UNAWARES (Cf. unawares) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unaware — [adj] ignorant blind, careless, caught napping*, daydreaming, deaf, deaf to*, doped*, forgetful, heedless, in a daze*, inattentive, incognizant, inconversant,insensible, mooning, negligent, nescient, not all there*, not cognizant, oblivious, out… …   New thesaurus

  • unaware — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having no knowledge of a situation or fact. DERIVATIVES unawareness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unaware */ — UK [ˌʌnəˈweə(r)] / US [ˌʌnəˈwer] adjective not realizing that something exists or is happening unaware of: Tom carried on reading, seemingly unaware of my presence. unaware that: Jo seemed unaware that there was anyone else in the room.… …   English dictionary

  • unaware — adj. (cannot stand alone) 1) unaware of 2) unaware that + clause (they were unaware that the road had been closed) * * * [ˌʌnə weə] (cannot stand alone) unaware of unaware that + clause (they were unaware that the road had been closed) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unaware — un|a|ware [ ,ʌnə wer ] adjective * not realizing that something exists or is happening: unaware of: Tom carried on reading, seemingly unaware of my presence. unaware that: Jo seemed unaware that there was anyone else in the room. blissfully… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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