Definitions for unwittingly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•wit•tingʌnˈwɪt ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. inadvertent; unintentional; accidental.

  2. not knowing; unaware; unconscious.

Origin of unwitting:

bef. 900; ME; OE unwittende; see un -1, wit2, -ing2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwittingly, inadvertently, unknowingly(adverb)

    without knowledge or intention

    "he unwittingly deleted the references"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unwittingly(adverb)ʌnˈwɪt ɪŋ

    without realizing you are doing sth wrong

    countries that unwittingly allow terrorists across their borders


  1. unwittingly(Adverb)

    In an unwitting manner; inadvertently, unintentionally, unknowingly.

    She realised to her horror that she had unwittingly helped those people she most despised.

  2. Origin: From unwitting.

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