What does unbeknownst mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unbeknown(p), unbeknownst(p)(adverb)

    (usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of

    "a crisis unbeknown to me"; "she had been ill for months, unbeknownst to the family"

  2. unbeknown, unbeknownst(adverb)

    without someone's knowledge

    "unbeknownst to me, she made all the arrangements"


  1. unbeknownst(Adverb)

    (followed by to) Without the knowledge of.

    He went home early, unbeknownst to his mother.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unbeknownst in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unbeknownst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Gross:

    For some reason still unbeknownst to me they didn't think that was a good idea and they did fire me, in the last few weeks, it blindsided me; I had no idea that an executive committee could fire a founder and the titular leader of the company.

  2. Jimmy Kimmel:

    My mother, unbeknownst to me, spent the weekend making Oscar cookies, and she put glitter [ on them ], I do n’t know if it was edible or what. Cookies which she then packed in disposable Tupperware boxes and brought to the show. But Kimmel's mother didn't stop there. The concerned mother proceeded to make sure all the Oscars attendees got their fill of sugar and offered her cookies the stars during the show.

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