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Definition of "unwitting" []

  • Not knowing; unaware: an unwitting subject in an experiment. (adjective)
  • Not intended; unintentional: an unwitting admission of guilt. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unwitting" in a sentence
  • "I explained to Edna that without the benefit of her explanation a person at home would understand the ad to mean that all storage was half off and accused Sears of deliberately making the ad ambiguous to draw in unwitting customers."
  • "For nearly nineteen years now, my Angel has had allies: My husband and children are in unwitting cahoots with her."
  • "Illustrating Ortega's remark, we call unwitting or in - nocent Platonists all those — from German romanticism to recent popular poetry — who speak of “soul brother or sister,” “the fusion of souls” in “the ecstasy of love” in which lovers believe they are “joined as One,” and those who describe themselves as being loved by their"